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‘MN-Torgy’ wheat is the newest variety from the University of Minnesota’s hard red spring wheat breeding program. It is named in honor of Dave Torgerson, the former Executive Director of the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council and the Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers.

MN-Torgy features a good combination of yield, protein, straw strength and disease resistance.

Jim Anderson, University of Minnesota wheat breeder, Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, says: “MN-Torgy has shown its promise to perform well across the wheat growing region and its straw strength is better than most higher yielding varieties.”

For the health and safety of our faculty, staff and field day attendees, the annual NWROC Crops & Soils Day is being held online. 

Watch our Crops & Soils Day videos now!

The Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) and the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) have published the 2019 Field Crop Trials Bulletin. Visit to see variety trial results for 11 crops, including: alfalfa, barley, canola, corn grain, corn silage, oat, red clover, soybean, spring wheat, winter rye and winter wheat.