Nixon is a common awned, semi-dwarf soft white winter wheat produced by the OSU breeding program. It's proposal for release was based on its yield potential, disease resistance and adaptation to growing condition in the intermediate to high rainfall wheat production areas of Oregon and Washington. Nixon was evaluated by the Pacific Northwest Wheat Quality Council in 2017 and was found to have good end-use quality. Nixon does require vernalization and, based on field response and genotypic screening using molecular marker, is photoperiod sensitive. Area of adaptation and primary use of variety: Nixon's target area is the intermediate to high rainfall/irrigated production areas in the Pacific Northwest. Nixon also has potential for for use under low rainfall conditions. Nixon is considered to have an intermediate level of winter hardiness. Nixon performs well when used for baking. Variants and Frequency: Not known at this time. Resistance to disease and pests: Nixon has shown good disease resistance to the prevalent races of stripe rust found in eastern and western Washington. Nixon also appears to have HTAP resistance. Nixon shows moderate levels of resistance to strawbreaker foot rot, and Fusarium crown rot. Nixon has a low tolerance for Cephalosporium stripe, and no resistance to Septoria leaf blotch.  

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