Modoc a new durum wheat for northern California
California Agriculture 30(11):8-9. DOI: 10.3733/ca.v030n11p8.
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Durum wheat, an important crop in northern California's Tulelake Basin since 1953, is planted in the spring in fertile, irrigated soil. The varieties used (developed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and North Dakota State University) usually produce an average of 3,600 pounds per acre with good semolina quality. However, these varieties are susceptible to lodging, because they grow too tall in irrigated, highly fertile soil.
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Research leading to development of Modoc durum wheat was supported in part by funds from the California Crop Improvement Association; California Cereal Research Fund; Newell Grain Growers Association; Winema Elevators, Inc.; and General Milk, Inc.