UICF - Grace (OTT case 09-031)

Developed by the Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station as IDO 651 and released in October 2009, UICF-Grace is a hard white winter CLEARFIELD® wheat targeted to dryland production in the Pacific Northwest. CLEARFIELD® wheats resist damage by the grass herbicide imazamox, which controls jointed goatgrass and other important grass weeds.

UICF-Grace offers good yield potential and bread-baking quality, along with resistance to stripe rust and dwarf bunt. Relatively low in polyphenol oxidase activity, it makes noodles that stay bright longer and are slower to darken. Because UICF-Grace is tall and tends to lodge under irrigation, Chen recommends it for the Pacific Northwest’s rain-fed—not irrigated—fields.