For Dryland Sites and WSMV Areas

T163 is a niche variety that has great adaptation to western portions of the Central and High Plains. It is slightly taller in stature than T158 and matures two days later. This variety has true genetic resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus. T163 stands up against barley yellow dwarf virus and stripe rust. It also has excellent tolerance to soil-borne mosaic virus. This line has excellent milling and baking quality and test weight.

Dr. Marla Barnett, Wheat Breeder

Agronomic Features

Acid Soil Tolerance SusceptibleTolerant Tolerant Tolerant
Coleoptile Length MediumMediumMedium-LongMedium
Drought ToleranceVery GoodGoodGoodVery Good
Maturity MediumEarlyEarlyMedium
Seed SizeMediumLargeMediumSmall
Shattering ReputationVery GoodGoodVery GoodGood
Straw StrengthBelow AverageVery GoodVery GoodBelow Average
Test WeightGoodGoodBelow AverageGood
Tillering AbilityHighIntermediateVery HighVery High
Winter-HardinessVery GoodVery GoodVery GoodAverage
All available multi-year data used in determining agronomic ratings

Disease Resistance

All available multi-year data used in compiling ratings

Grain Quality

T163 has moderately strong gluten with acceptable milling and baking characteristics. It's test weight is very good as well, averaging more than 61 lb/bu in 2011, comparable to TAM111 and Hatcher.

Data Source:

Data presented are from replicated research plots grown by or on behalf of Limagrain Cereal Seeds. Actual performance is subject to variety of environmental, disease, and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Races of pathogens and pests change over time. Disease and pest reactions are subject to these changes.

Links to current university data are available on our Performance Data page: