From our alma mater, Compton is a modern soft red winter wheat named for Leroy E. Compton. Professor Compton was a member of Purdue's small grain breeding program for over 50 years. Plants have a high yield potential. Seeds that are large, reddish brown have a good milling and baking quality.
Moderately resistant to soil-borne mosaic, spindle streak and barley yellow dwarf.
Resistant to Septoria leaf blotch, powdery mildew, leaf rust.
Resistant to current prevalent biotypes of Hessian fly.