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Table 9. Agronomic characteristics of wheat varieties sold in Illinois. Descriptions of private varieties are provided by companies. See the bottom of the table for codes.

                     
        Head Winter- Plant Stand- Hessian Leaf Sept-
Origin Variety Type Maturity type hardiness height ability fly rust oria
                     
Public Caldwell V --- S G M VG R MS I
  Cardinal V +1 S VG MT VG MR MR MS
  Clark V -2 T G M VG MR MS MR
  Ernie V -2 T VG S VG MS MR MR
  Goldfield V +1 S E MT E M R R
  Howell V +3 B E M VG S S MR
  Kaskaskia V +1 B VG MT VG S MR MR
  Madison V -1 T G M G MS MR MR
  Patterson V -2 S E M VG R MR ND
  Roane V +3 T G M VG R IR MR
  Sabbe V   S G T VG   S  
  Sisson V -1 T E M G S MS MR
                     
Agripro Seeds, Gibson V -2 S VG S E I I I
Inc. Mason V -3 S G M Vg I R I
  Mitchell V -1 S VG M VG I R I
  Patton V 0 T VG M G I R I
                     
Beck's Beck 104 V -2 S VG M VG I VG R
  Beck 108 V +2 S E T E I VG R
  Beck Ex 6908 V 0 S E M E I VG R
                     
DeRaedt 7811 V -1 S E M E I R I
                     
Diener Bros. DB 491 V 0 B VG M-T VG S M NR
  DB 494 V +1 T VG M E S M NR
  DB 500 V +1 T E T VG NR M M
  XV 502 V +1 S VG M VG NR M NR
                     
Excel Brand Excel 200 V -1 T E M E ND I I
Seeds Excel 307 V 0 T E M E ND I I
  Excel 380 V 0 T E M VG ND I I
  Excel 400-1 V +1 T E M E ND I I
                     
Gateway Golden Eagle V +2 S E M E R E R
  Goldeneye V 0 T E M E R I I
  Sunrise V -3 B VG S E R VG R
                     
Green Valley Willcross 730 V -1 B E M E S S M
Seed Willcross 738 V -1 T E M E S R M
                     
GROWMARK FS 450 V +1 T E MT E S MR MR
  FS 527 V -2 S E MT E I MR MR
  FS 539 V 0 B G M E S MR MR
  FS 621 V -1 T G M G I I MR
  FS 640 V 0 S E M E S MR MR
  FS EX 651 V +2 T VG M VG S MS MR
                     
Miles Seed Esther V -2 B G M G I MR I
  Rebekah V 0 T VG S VG I MR MR
  Sarah V +4 S E T VG I MR MR
                     
Pioneer Hi-Bred 25R37 V +1 S VG S E S I MR
Int'l, Inc. 25R44 V +2 B G M G S MR MR
  25R49 V +1 S VG S G S MR I
  25R75 V 0 B G M F S R MS
                     
Steyer Seeds Inc. Bernard V +2 S VG M VG I I M
  Caledonia V +5 S VG M VG I VG VG
  Wonderly V +2 S VG M G I I M
                     
Stine Seed Stine 422 V -1 B F M G S IR MR
  Stine 454 V 0 S VG M VG S IR MR
  Stine 482 V +1 S VG M VG S IR MR
                     
Syngenta Seeds, BL 940812 V 0 S VG M E   M I
Inc. Coker 9025 V 0 S E M VG S S I
  Coker 9474 V -3 S E M E R MR MR
  Coker 9663 V -1 S VG T VG M R MR
                     
UAP RICHTER Dyna Gro 403 V -1 S E M VG M VG VG
  Dyna Gro 415 V +1 S VG M VG M G VG
Dyna Gro 419 V 0 S E M VG M VG MR
Dyna Gro 442 V 0 S E MT VG M VG VG
                     
Wilken Seed Wilken 113 V +2 B VG M VG M F MR
Grains, Inc. Wilken 121 V -1 S VG M VG M VG VG
  Wilken 132 V 0 S E MT VG M VG VG
  Wilken 154 V 0 S E M VG M VG MR
Wilken 204 V +1 S E M VG M G MR
                     
                     
Type: V = variety; B = blend; H = hybrid                  
Maturity: days earlier (-) or later (+) than Caldwell                  
Head type: S = smooth (not bearded); T = tip-awned; B = awned (bearded)                  
Winterhardiness and standability are rated fair (F), good (G), very good (VG) or excellent (E)                  
Plant height: S = short; M = medium; T = tall                  
Hessian fly and disease reactions: S = susceptible; R = resistant; I = intermediate; M = moderately                  

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