UMN Releases MN-Torgy Wheat

The University of Minnesota has released a new hard red spring wheat variety called ‘MN-Torgy.’ The new variety features a good combination of yield, protein, straw strength, and disease resistance. For on-farm trial results and other information, read the full press release, from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station.

Foundation Seed and New Variety Information

MN-Torgy Wheat: Invoices will be mailed soon to those who received an al­location of this new variety. Please make full payment immediately.

Seed Available: We are still accepting orders for Foundation seed of barley, oats, soybeans, and wheat. Please include full payment when ordering.

Seed Pickup: Full payment is due before you can pick up your Foundation seed order. Remember to contact your seed distributor ahead of time to make arrangements to pick up seed. Call MCIA for additional information or if you have questions.

New Foundation Seed Varieties in 2020: MN-Torgy Spring Wheat

MN-Torgy (MN14105-7) is hard red spring wheat that combines yield and protein. A medium maturity variety, it has shown strong yield performance in state and regional trials. MN-Torgy has moderate overall disease resistance, with a very good rating for bacterial leaf streak (BLS) and a good fusarium head blight (FHB) rating. It has a good rating for pre-harvest sprouting, above average protein, and good test weight. Seed of the new MN-Torgy wheat variety will be distributed by MCIA through your local County Seed Distribution Committee. Additional information has been mailed to eligible members.