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2013 Popcorn Descriptions for printing - PDF 53K

  • Early Season
    • AP2202 (42314C) ~ 58K/10g - Our earliest hybrid. Good yields, nice color and high expansion. Reportedly has good tolerance to Goss's wilt. No Doubt a Standout! [45-47cc/g]
    • AP2204 (72350C) ~ 56K/10g (NEW!) - Our newest early hybrid. Maturity and expansion similar to AP2202 with HIGHER yields and excellent stalk strength. "Game On!" [45-46cc/g]
    • AP2501 ~ 62K/10g - A tried and true early hybrid. AP2501 is a dependable, high yielding hybrid with good expansion. You will want this in your line up! [44-45cc/g]
    • AP2503 ~ 66K/10g - A medium kernel version of AP2501. This is an early, high yielding hybrid with excellent expansion and very good disease resistance. Try Some! [45-46cc/g]
    • AP2504 ~ 61K/10g - An established early, large kernel hybrid. AP2504 is high yielding with excellent expansion. Reportedly has good tolerance to Goss's wilt. Take a look—you won't be sorry! [45-47cc/g]
  • Mid-Season
    • AP4503 ~ 62K/10g - A mid-season, large kernel hybrid. High expansion and outstanding yields. [44-45cc/g]
    • AP4505 ~ 57K/10g - A P802 type hybrid with mid-season maturity! Great yields, expansion, an extra-large kernel in a mid-season package. [44-45cc/g]
    • AP4506 (78242) ~ 56K/10g - A mid-season hybrid with exceptional popping expansion and a very large kernel. High expansion! 47-49cc/g
  • Full Season
    • AP6002 ~ 52K/10g - A full season hybrid with high yields and very large kernels with midlevel expansion. [41-43cc/g]
    • AP6003 (51002) ~ 52K/10g - A new, very large kernel hybrid. Its performance is comparable to AP8202 but with earlier maturity. [45-47cc/g]
    • AP6004 (81029) ~ 56K/10g (NEW!) - An AP6002 type performing hybrid that is HIGH yielding, very large kernel with improved expansion. Strip trial quantities only. [42-44cc/g]
    • AP8202 ~ 55K/10g - A very full season hybrid with high yields and extra large kernel. Performance has been strong on irrigated acres. Just about says it all! [45-47cc/g]
    • P630 ~ 59K/10g - A high-yielding, full season hybrid with very good foliar disease resistance. Check this out for all of your full season needs. [44-46cc/g]
    • P802 ~ 56K/10g - A very full season, large kernel hybrid with excellent disease resistance and high yield potential. [44-46cc/g]
  • Mushroom
    • AP4504M - Mushroom ~ 47K/10g - A very large kernel, mid-season hybrid with high yields and good mushroom percentage. Great for kettle corn poppers. Give it a try!
*Expansions based on three year data from Eastern trial locations (2009-2011)

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Oat Varieties

  • SABER ~ IL02-8658 - Saber is an early maturing oat developed by the University of Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station. Over the last two years Saber was placed in the top LSD group at 15 of 16 locations and was the highest yielding line numerically in 10 of 18 locations. The pedigree of Saber is Tack/Spurs. Saber is about two days earlier than Jay and has the same heading date as Don. It is about 4cm shorter than Chaps. The test weight of Saber is very good and has been about 1.4lbs/bu higher than Jay and about 2.2 lbs/bu higher than Chaps. Saber is tolerant to BYDV with an average of 3.1 (0-9 scale where 0=very tolerant) compared to 4.5 for Jay and Chaps. Saber is susceptible to lose smut and is moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to crown rust. Saber has light yellow kernels with kernel color similar to Ogle. Saber will be released as a public variety and PVP has been applied for.
    • Very good test weight
    • HIGH yielding
    • Tolerant to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus
    • Parentage is: Tack/Spurs
  • Woodburn - After the last cross, Woodburn was developed by selection using the pedigree method of breeding, with plant selections in F2, F3, and F5 for plant traits and resistance to crown rust and resistance/tolerance to yellow dwarf viruses. Woodburn is the progeny of an F5 plant, and breeder seed of Woodburn resulted from an F5:9 plant population grown in 2003 in a drill strip from which off-type plants were rogued. Lemmas of Woodburn are awnless and yellow, and do not fluoresce in UV light. Woodburn has been uniform for plant characteristics and disease resistance. Up to 0.5% variants are allowed.
    • Earliest maturing oat line on the market
    • Very high test weight
    • High yielding
    • Performs especially well in Iowa
    • Adapted to areas in Central & Southern Ohio to Eastern Nebraska
    • Resistant to Crown Rust & Loose Smut
    • Moderate resistance/tolerance to Yellow Dwarf Viruses & is susceptible to Stem Rust
    • Parentage is: Ogle*2/CI8327/4/Ogle/INO9201/3/WIX6141-2/INO9201*2/Newdak
  • EXCEL (P9741A41-4-6-7) - After the last cross, Excel was developed by selection using the pedigree method of breeding, with plant selections, in F2, F4, and F6 for plant traits and resistance to crown rust and resistance/tolerance to yellow dwarf viruses. Breeder seed of Excel resulted from an F6:9 plant population grown in 2003 in a drill strip from which off-type plants were rogued. Lemmas of Excel are awnless and light tan (considered white) that fluoresce slightly in UV light. Excel has been uniform for plant characteristics and disease resistance. Up to 0.5% variants are allowed.
    • Moderately Early
    • HIGH yielding
    • Strong Straw
    • Widely adapted to areas in the Midwest and southern Canada
    • Resistant to Crown Rust & Loose Smut
    • Resistant/tolerant to Yellow Dwarf Viruses & is susceptible to Stem Rust
    • Parentage is: Jay/5/IL79-4924/ Classic/4/WIX6141-2//INO9201*2/ Newdak/3/ND881374/ND880107
  • Robust - After the last cross Robust was developed by selection using the pedigree method of breeding, with plant selections in F2, F3, and F5 for plant traits and resistance to crown rust and resistance/tolerance to yellow dwarf viruses. Robust is the progeny of an F5 plant, and breeder seed of Robust resulted from an F5:9 plant population grown in 2003 in a drill strip from which off-type plants were rogued. Lemmas of Robust are very light tan, considered white, and fluoresce in UV light; and awnless, although an occasional lemma has a small awnlet. Robust has been uniform for plant characteristics and disease resistance. Up to 0.5% variants are allowed.
    • Moderately early
    • High test weight
    • Very resistant to lodging (robust)
    • High yielding
    • Adapted in Mid - Northern areas of the Midwest region including Ontario
    • Resistant to Crown Rust and Yellow Dwarf viruses
    • Moderately resistant to Loose Smut & is susceptible to Stem Rust
    • Parentage is: Jay/5/Classic/4/ WIX6141-2/INO9201*2/Newdak/3/ ND881374/Jud
  • Tack ~ IL97-9853 - Tack is a spring oat variety adapted to the Midwestern U.S. and released by the Illinois Agricultural Experiment Station. This variety has very good yield potential combined with exceptional test weight and tan kernel color. Tack is one to three days earlier and about the same height as Ogle. This variety has good barley yellow dwarf virus tolerance and crown rust resistance. Lodging resistance is similar to Ogle. Tack has been stable and true breeding, but allows up to 0.5 percent off-type plants. Recognized classes of certified seed are Foundation and Certified. The PVP statement for Tack is "Unauthorized propagation prohibited. U.S. protected variety. Seed of this variety is to be sold by variety name only as a class of certified seed. PVPA 1994."
    • Exceptionally high test weight
    • Very good yield potential
    • Resistant to Crown Rust
    • Good resistance/tolerance to Yellow Dwarf Viruses
    • Parentage is: IL91-7730 (IL86-5698/ ND 863145) /P8710801-18

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Wheat Varieties* (Soft Red Winter Wheat)

  • AG1189 - Three years of advanced trials have proven Ag 1189 to be a consistent performer throughout the Soft Red Winter Wheat growing area. It is early, moderate in height, averaging 33-36 inches under a wide range of growing conditions, and soils. It is a very leafy variety with a long, awned head. Ag 1189 has proven its ability to stand up to extremely severe weather conditions of too much rain, not enough rain, high heat during grain fill and to produce acceptable yields under low fertility management. It has high test weight, stands well against high winds near harvest and holds tight its grain when many other varieties tend to shatter high percentages of grain. Ag 1189 is a variety that takes advantage of opportunities to produce expected yields.
  • AG1331 - AG1331 is an early, short to medium height (under 36 inches) variety with a willowy stalk and a long, slightly curved, awnless head with moderately high test weight grain. AG1331 has excellent eye appeal in the field with its golden husks and plant uniformity at harvest time. It is well adapted from the Central Mid - South through the Ohio River Valley and from the Western edge to the Northern and Eastern portions of the Soft Red Winter Wheat growing area. AG1331 demonstrates good disease tolerance and has very good tolerance to fusarium head blight as well as most leaf and stem rusts. It is moderately susceptible to septoria early, but finishes well with healthy flag and upper leaves. It tillers well under good fertility and has the ability to yield well under limited fertility conditions. It has finished in the upper 20 percentile for three years of advanced testing compared to industry leaders.
  • AG2581 - AG 2581 is a medium height variety normally averaging less than 36 inches in height under good fertility with excellent straw strength. The disease package is quite exceptional which allows it to perform well in all environments found throughout the Soft Red Winter Wheat growing area. It has shown a unique ability to remain one of the top performers under disease attacks of fusarium, stripe rust and barley yellow virus. Where conditions are favorable and under high fertility levels it has a proven record of performing with and, in many cases, well above the industry leaders. In a word "it works."
  • EX0762 (762A1-2-8) (NEW) - This is a "short" strong stalked variety averaging 30-32 inches with a short peduncle and lush, wide leaves. Its heads often have four seeds per floret spikelet. It has a wide flag leaf and is very "showy" in a field setting. It has excellent disease resistance with both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance. 0762 also has a high level of resistance to leaf, stripe and stem rust, soil borne mosiac virus and barley yellow dwarf virus. It is early to medium early, winter hardy and has good test weight. This variety has demonstrated its ability to perform well on most soil types and fertility regimes. It is well adapted to the Upper Mid South, Ohio River Valley and all areas of the Midwest where Soft Red Winter wheat is grown. Testing Quantities Only.
  • EX02444 (2444Z1-23-1-3) (NEW) - This variety on the early side of medium early and finishes with earlier heading varieties. It averages 33-35 inches, has a strong stalk with clean wide leaf foliage. It has good sized heads with, many times, four seed per floret. It has exceptional disease resistance and demonstrates both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance. Its disease package includes a high level on resistance to stripe, leaf and stem rust resistance as well as barley yellow dwarf virus resistance and soil borne mosaic resistance. It is adapted to most all soil types and fertility regimes and can handle high rates of nitrogen when conditions are right for attaining top yields. 2444 is adapted to the Upper Mid South, Ohio River Valley, the Eastern, Upper Midwest and Western growing areas for Soft Red Winter wheat.
  • EX05247 (5247A1-7-7-3-1) (NEW) - This variety is medium early, dark green with very upright leaf structure. It has a long, curved, awnless head and good tillering capacity and will range from 34-36 inches in height in most years. It has both Type 1 and Type 2 fusarium head blight resistance as well as a high level of resistance to both leaf and stem rusts, stripe rust, even the latest strain, powdery mildew, barley yellow dwarf virus and soil borne mosaic virus. It heads and blooms as a medium early and finishes grain fill with plant health still intact. 5247 is adapted to the Upper Mid South through the Ohio River Valley and from Missouri through Northern Ohio and all of the Northern areas of the Midwest. It has shown a good ability to adapt well to all soil types and fertility regimes.
  • INW1021 (P02444A1-23-9) - INW1021 has consistently been in the top group of entries in yield. INW1021 has Fhb1 (moderate FHB resistance), the Lr37Yr17Sr38 rust resistance linkage block, good soft wheat milling and baking qualities and the Bx70e strong gluten allele; the Rht1 dwarfing allele and the Ppd daylength insensitive allele (one reason for its wide adaptability). Plant height of INW1021 is similar to that of Patterson and Bess, it is awnless, has large spikes, tillers well and has moderately strong straw. It has moderate resistance to fusarium head blight, yellow dwarf virus, wheat spindle streak mosaic virus, soilborne mosaic virus, leaf, stem and stripe rusts, powdery mildew, stagonospora nodorum blotch, septoria leaf blotch, and is susceptible to Hession fly biotype L. INW1021 typically heads 1 day earlier than Patterson (1 day later than Clark) in southern IN and 1 day later than Patterson (3 day later than Clark) in northern IN (a bit unusual… but probably because INW1021 has the Ppd daylength insensitive allele).
  • INW1131- INW1131 was performance tested as line 99751RA1-6-3-94 in multi-location tests in Indiana since 2007, and in tests in surrounding regions since 2009. INW1131 typically produces grain yield similar to or statistically not less than leading current cultivars. INW1131 has acceptable pastry wheat milling and baking qualities, matures 2-3 days later than the early maturity cultivar Patterson, depending on latitude of the test location; has awnlets 1/16 to 5/16 inch long in the tip ½ of spikes, has yellow anthers, glumes are yellow at maturity, has strong straw that is typically 33 to 36 inches tall, and is moderately cold tolerant. An important contribution of INW1131 is it's effective resistance to fusarium head blight (FHB) caused by Fusarium graminearum, the same fungus that causes ear and stalk rot in corn, and that also produces the vomitoxin deoxynivalenol (DON). INW1131 has effective Type I (reduced percentage of spikes that become infected) resistance, together with moderate Type II (reduced spread of the disease within infected spikes) resistance to FHB; and DON content in the grain is consistently significantly less than in susceptible cultivars. INW1131 has highly effective resistance to Hessian fly, and moderate resistance to stagonospora glume blotch, septoria leaf blotch, barley yellow dwarf virus, wheat spindle streak mosaic virus, and leaf- and stem rusts. Given its effective, but not complete, resistances to most of the important diseases, especially FHB, in Indiana and the Eastern US region along with highly variable seasonal weather patterns, some being very favorable to disease organisms, wheat growers are strongly encouraged to monitor their wheat crop for presence and development of diseases, and apply fungicides when appropriate, to maximize crop performance and grain quality, particularly given the very low level of tolerance for DON in the food industry.

* INW and AG varieties are available through the licensing program.

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