Eastern Region

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Eastern Region Map

States

Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Acres

5,390,000 (2010)

Wheat Classes

Soft Red Winter, Soft White Winter

Number of Mills

98

Challenges

Grain quality, Fusarium head blight, Hessian fly and insect resistance, leaf rust, stripe rust, powdery mildew, septoria diseases, yield

USDA-ARS Research Labs

Raleigh, NC, including Regional Small Grains Genotyping Lab; Wooster, OH, including Beltsville, MD; Ithaca, NY; Madison, WI; West Lafayette, IN; Peoria, IL; Columbia, MO; Auburn, AL; Gainesville, FL; Athens, GA; and Regional Soft Wheat Quality Lab

Key Regional Universities

University of Arkansas, University of Georgia, University of Illinois, University of Kentucky, Louisiana State University, University of Maryland, Michigan State, University of Missouri, North Carolina State University, Ohio State University, Purdue University, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin

Key Products

Soft Red Winter = cookies, crackers, cakes, cereal and for blending in baguettes and other bread products

Export Destinations

Soft Red Winter = Mexico, Egypt, Nigeria, Colombia, Brazil