Roane is a full-season, high yielding,
awnletted soft red winter wheat released by the Virginia Agricultural
Experiment Station. Roane exhibits a stable and high level of performance,
broad adaptation, and has an exceptionally high test weight and
resistance/tolerance to a broad spectrum of plant pathogens and
insect pests. Roane is unique in that it possesses a type of inhibition
to either aphid feeding or infection by barley yellow dwarf virus.
Roane is resistant to the prevalent field populations of powdery
mildew, susceptible to stem rust, intermediately resistant to soil
borne Mosaic, Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic viruses, and to leaf and
glume blotch. Roane possesses a moderate level of resistance to
scab, and is resistant to Hessian fly biotypes GP, B, C, and E and
susceptible to biotypes D and L.
Two Generation Foundation & Certified Class Only