Relief, a new variety of hard red winter wheat resistant to most forms of covered smut occurring in Utah, was bred by the Department of Agronomy, Utah Agricultural Experiment Station. Produced by hybridization, it resulted from a response to an urgent need for some more effective means of controlling the serious disease of wheat known as covered smut or bunt. In addition to being resistant to forms of covered smut which have caused such heavy losses to wheat farmers of central and northern Utah and southern Idaho, experiments have also shown that it appears equal in all other respects (such as yield, winter hardiness, and quality) to the best varieties now being grown in this region.
Tingey, D. C. and Woodward, R. W., "Bulletin No. 264 - Relief Wheat" (1935). UAES Bulletins. Paper 222.