Soft White Winter Wheat
Puma (WA8134) is a soft white winter wheat developed and released in 2013 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Puma provides a combination of excellent yield potential, test weight, end-use quality, and disease resistance for intermediate to high rainfall dryland winter wheat production areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Puma is best adapted to regions of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon where Madsen, WB-528, WB-1529, and SY Ovation are currently under production. Puma has a unique disease resistant package for areas where low pH, Cephalosporium stripe, strawbreaker foot rot, and stripe rust are of concern.
Yield Potential is Excellent
Test Weight is High
Grain Protein is Good
Maturity is Average
Height is Medium
Quality is Desirable
Stripe Rust is Excellent Adult Resistance
Strawbreaker Foot Rot is Excellent
Cephalosporium Stripe is Moderately Tolerant
Low pH Soils is Moderately Tolerant (Similar to Madsen)
Bred to Dominate the Field
Five-Year Variety Testing Data from 2013–2017
|16″-20″ Yield (BU/A)||>20″ Yield (BU/A)||Test Weight (LBS/BU)||Protein (%)|
16″–20″ Precip (Dayton, Mayview, St. John, Walla Walla) 2013–2017, (Reardan) 2013–2015, 23 loc/years
>20″ Precip (Colton, Pullman) 2013–2017, (Farmington) 2013–2016, (Fairfield) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 18 loc/years
Foundation seed of Puma is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries please contact Washington Genetics or by phone at (509) 659-4020. U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for Puma was issued in 2015.
Intended Production Area
Support for the development of this variety was provided by Washington State University, the USDA, and the Washington Grain Commission. For more information please visit WSU Small Grains.