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Visit Our New Interactive Map

  Kansas Wheat Alliance's (KWA) varieties are developed by K-State researchers to best meet the needs of Great Plains Farmers. KWA is proud to introduce this season's genetically superior varieties that perform in every environment. To learn more about which K-State varieties work best for your region, visit our new interactive map by clicking [...]

By |September 26th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Visit Our New Interactive Map

Behind the Breeder

Agricultural Technicians are an integral part of the wheat breeding program The Kansas State University Agriculture Research Center in Hays has been a pioneer in wheat development for years. Dr. T. Joe Martin, former wheat breeder at the station, paved the way for future breeders like Dr. Guorong Zhang, the current wheat breeder at [...]

By |September 22nd, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Behind the Breeder

K-State Wheat Varieties are Top Performers

Kansas Wheat Alliance (KWA) offers several K-State wheat varieties that can perform in any environment, for any type of producer. Great disease packages, drought resistance, acid soil tolerance and high yields are various aspects delivered in KWA varieties. Even with many tribulations during the 2018 growing season due to drought and other weather conditions, KWA [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on K-State Wheat Varieties are Top Performers

Novel Wheat Genetic Improvements Grown in our Backyard

This is the second installment of our Wild Genetics, Domestic Improvements series. For more installments, please visit http://kswheatalliance.org/news-alert/wild-genetics-domestic-improvements/.    MANHATTAN, Kan. - The Rocky Ford Experiment Station in Manhattan, Kan., grows novel genetic materials for wheat improvement year after year for farmers, wheat breeders, researchers and others in the wheat industry. The goal of the station [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Novel Wheat Genetic Improvements Grown in our Backyard

Wild Genetics, Domestic Improvements

In the months leading up to harvest, many producers, seed dealers and researchers within the wheat industry add one or two plot tours to their busy schedules. There are typically more than 100 plot tours open to the public across the states of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Colorado. Although plot tour season has ended, [...]

By |August 6th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Wild Genetics, Domestic Improvements

Plan now to avert wheat stem rust threat

If you've attended a K-State Research and Extension wheat plot tour in the last few years, you might remember the K-State Specialist mentioning the dangers of stem rust and the increasing use of susceptible varieties. Although the disease has been well controlled lately, stem rust is a potential threat every year. The 2018 Kansas [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Plan now to avert wheat stem rust threat

Plot Tours

2018 Plot Tours  *Note: Information may not be 100% accurate – please call the contact listed to confirm date, time, & location or if inclement weather is forecast. Mobile-friendly version of chart is available here.     Date Time Location Contact Contact Info Directions 20-Jun Alma, NE Strahinja Stepanovic Robert Klein 308-352-4340   308-696-6705 From Holdrege, [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Plot Tours

KWA Welcomes Hannah Schlapp as Communications Specialist

Kansas Wheat Alliance has hired Hannah Schlapp as their new communications specialist. Schlapp is currently a student at Kansas State University majoring in agricultural communications and journalism. She is expected to graduate in May, 2018. Schlapp previously worked at Kansas Wheat Commission as their communications intern, and interned in the summer of 2017 for [...]

By |April 10th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on KWA Welcomes Hannah Schlapp as Communications Specialist

Everest on Top for Sixth Consecutive Year

Everest maintained its position as the leading variety of wheat seeded in Kansas for the sixth consecutive year. Its share of all Kansas wheat fell for the third straight year, accounting for 9.3 percent of the State’s 2018 wheat planted acres. SY Monument, at 6.6 percent, overtook T158 for second most popular variety. T158 [...]

By |March 7th, 2018|News Alert|Comments Off on Everest on Top for Sixth Consecutive Year

New kids on the block: New winter wheat varieties available for fall planting

Varieties were developed by K-State for different conditions In geographical terms, Kansas is a large, diverse state with significantly less annual average rainfall to the west than in the east, so a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work for crops grown in the state. To that end, Kansas State University researchers have developed three new wheat [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|News Alert|Comments Off on New kids on the block: New winter wheat varieties available for fall planting