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Russell Sutton

Sutton, Russell
Russell Sutton
Assistant Research Scientist
Commerce, TX

Specialty: Wheat Development

My research focuses on the developing superior soft red winter wheat lines for Northeast Texas and the mid-south region of the US using traditional breeding methods and molecular technologies to achieve this goal. Soft wheat lines must have resistance to stripe and leaf rust and good tolerance to powdery mildew, septoria leaf blotch, scab, and Hessian fly and acceptable soft wheat quality. I also work the Texas A&M AgriLife wheat breeding team to screen and develop hard red winter wheat varieties and winter oat varieties for Texas.