It's here, and poised to set a new standard for soft white winter wheat performance. Puma (WA8134), a high-performing wheat variety for intermediate and high rainfall production areas is now available for 2013. Built on decades of cutting-edge research, plant breeding and marker assisted selection technologies, Puma sets a new standard for high-yielding, high quality, disease-resistant wheat varieties.

Growers currently using Madsen, Brundage 96, WB-528, Xerpha, and Tubbs 06 can expect better performance in the most meaningful traits, including superior adult plant resistance to stripe rust; resistance to strawbreaker foot rot; tolerance to Cephalosporium stripe; moderate resistance to SBWMV; excellent agronomic performance; and a "most desirable" quality rating. Puma also tolerates low pH soils.

New soft white winter wheat for WashingtonWashington State Crop Improvement Association (WSCIA) is now accepting 2013 and 2014 orders for Puma. As a preferred client, we invite you to contact your seed dealer or WSCIA about one of the highest quality soft white winter wheats available for the Inland Northwest.

For more information, contact wsu.seed@wsu.edu.