Glee

Hard Red Spring Wheat

Glee is a hard red spring wheat developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Glee was named in honor of Virginia Gale Lee, an inspiring graduate student in the WSU Spring Wheat Breeding program who died from a rare, aggressive form of cancer in 2010.

Glee provides a combination of high yield potential and excellent disease resistance in dryland spring wheat production areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Glee’s five-year yield average is significantly higher than all comparison hard red spring varieties in WSU Variety Testing Trials from 12 to >20 inches of annual precipitation. Year after year, Glee performs.

Agronomics

Yield Potential is Good

Protein is Average

Test Weight is Very Good

Maturity is Medium-Early

Height is Medium

Quality is Most Desireable

Disease Resistance

Stripe Rust is Excellent Adult Resistance1

Hessian Fly is Resistant

1Early season application of fungicides should be considered to limit seedling infection.

Bred to Dominate the Field

Two-Year Variety Testing Data from 2015-2016

C.V.%

LSD (0.05)

6

2

6

2

1

0.2

4

0.2

Variety >20″ Yield (BU/A) 16″-20″ Yield (BU/A) Test Weight (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Hessian Fly*
Glee 74 58 60.6 12.8 R
Alum 74 57 60.0 13.1 R
LCS Iron 74 57 59.2 12.7 S
SY Selway 71 57 59.4 13.3 R
SY Coho 71 56 57.3 13.5 S
WB9518 72 55 60.1 14.0 S
Chet 72 54 61.6 13.8 R
Bullseye 67 56 61.4 12.8
WB9229 68 54 60.2 13.8 S
WB9668 68 53 61.0 14.9 R
SY Steelhead 68 52 61.6 13.8 S
LCS Buck Pronto 66 51 59.6 14.1 S
Kelse 64 52 59.6 13.9 R
Hollis 65 49 59.8 13.8 R
WB987CLP 61 52 59.9 13.6 S
SY605 CL 59 50 61.3 13.8 S

20″ Precip (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2015-2016, 6 loc/years

16″-20″ (Dayton, Mayview, Plaza, St. John, Walla Walla) 2015-2016, 8 loc/years

*Hessian fly ratings from the University of Idaho. R=Resistant, S=Susceptible


Availability

Foundation seed of Glee is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries, contact Washington Genetics, or (509) 659-4020. U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for this cultivar is approved.

View WSU Variety Glee in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Wheat Areas >12″ Precipitation, Except Low pH Areas

Dryland wheat precipitation zone with <12" of precipitation.


Support for the development of this variety was provided by Washington State Universtiy, the USDA, and the Washington Grain Commission. For more information, please visit smallgrains.wsu.edu

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