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Tatanka wheat well suited for dryland farms in western Kansas

  HAYS, Kan. – One might say its pedigree includes royalty – a new hard red winter wheat variety that will be available for growers to plant for the fall 2017 season. Through several years of testing, Tatanka performed well across Kansas, particularly in dryland fields in western Kansas. The new variety was developed by [...]

By |May 9th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Tatanka wheat well suited for dryland farms in western Kansas

Everest and Danby are Kansas’ top planted varieties

MANHATTAN, Kan. (March 21, 2017) — Kansas Wheat Alliance varieties continue to be the leading hard red winter and hard white wheat varieties planted in the state of Kansas. Both developed by Kansas State University, the top hard red winter wheat was Everest and the top hard white wheat was Danby. This is according to [...]

By |March 21st, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on Everest and Danby are Kansas’ top planted varieties

Jagger’s double decade impact

This year marks the 22nd anniversary of Kansas State University's hard red winter wheat variety, Jagger. This variety has made an impact in several countries, states and individual farms, since its release in 1994. Not only was it one of the most widely-planted varieties, but one of the best parent varieties as well. Dr. Rollin [...]

By |October 5th, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Jagger’s double decade impact

KDA Seed Meeting Recap

The Kansas Department of Agriculture recently hosted two meetings on August 18 in Hays, KS and August 23 in Manhattan, KS to discuss changes to the Kansas Seed Program.  Jeff Vogel and Scott Marsh, both with KDA, talked about challenges facing the Seed Program and potential changes to meet the needs of seed customers and [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on KDA Seed Meeting Recap

Can KanMark improve your yields?

The Kansas Wheat Alliance released KanMark, a hard red winter wheat variety, in 2014. Since then, it has positively impacted farmers’ yields in the central and western plains. “This variety was the best wheat I’ve ever grown,” said Kendal Grecian, who farms near Palco, Kansas. KanMark has a very erect plant architecture, making it appear [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Can KanMark improve your yields?

Three New K-State Wheat Varieties Released through Kansas Wheat Alliance

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State University’s Plant Genetics Materials Release Committee met July 27, 2016, where they approved the release for three new hard red winter wheat varieties. Foundation seed for KS060143K-2, KS060106M-11 and KS12H56-6-4, better known as Larry, Zenda and Tatanka, will be distributed to Certified seed producers this fall, and Certified seed is [...]

By |August 1st, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Three New K-State Wheat Varieties Released through Kansas Wheat Alliance

Farmers Yield Initiative Mailer 2016

The Farmers Yield Initiative sent out their mailer containing information about the Cuban trade embargo, PVPA Penalties, protected wheat varieties and the Plant Variety Protection Act. For more information, visit farmersyield.com. A copy of the 2016 publication is available at the link below. HRWW-2016-Mailer-Print-1.pdf

By |July 15th, 2016|News Alert|Comments Off on Farmers Yield Initiative Mailer 2016

What does it take to make a White Wheat Champion?

Joe, the newest hard white winter wheat variety from Kansas Wheat Alliance, was named after T. Joe Martin, retired wheat breeder at K-State’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas. Joe Martin began his wheat breeding career in 1974, after graduating from Michigan State, when he started in the plant disease program at KSU ARC and later became a [...]

By |June 29th, 2016|News Alert, Uncategorized|Comments Off on What does it take to make a White Wheat Champion?

Kansas Wheat Day Recap

Kansas farmers spent the morning touring test plots, congratulating award recipients and listening to topics affecting wheat at the Kansas Wheat Day on May 26 at the K-State Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas. Members of the K-State wheat breeding team were recognized for their efforts to release new wheat varieties. Christopher Brandt, KSU Research Foundation Vice [...]

By |June 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Kansas Wheat Day Recap