\'Chesapeake\' (Reg. No. CV-1011 PI 643935) is a soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) that was jointly developed and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2005. Chesapeake is named after the scenic bay that separates Maryland’s and Virginia’s shores. Chesapeake has performed well in Maryland and Virginia.
It is a high-yielding cultivar with medium stature excellent powdery mildew [caused by Blumeria graminis (DC) E.O. Speer f. sp. tritici Ém. Marchal] resistance and early heading date.
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