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 ranked third at 6.1 percent and has grown in popularity since 2011. WB Grainfield moved into fourth place, with 5.5 percent, from fifth last year. Winterhawk dropped in percentage for the first time in nine years, though only slightly, sitting in fifth place with 4.2 percent of acres planted. After taking a fall in percentage last year, Gallagher rose to 4.0 percent, taking sixth place. LCS Mint came in seventh at 3.5 percent. New to the top ten is Byrd at 2.8 percent, rising from twelfth place last year to eighth place this year. TAM 112 and TAM 111 round out the top ten, with 2.4 and 1.9 percent respectively.
Area planted with blended varieties was not included in the rankings by variety. Blends accounted for 12.2 percent of the State’s planted acreage, which is down from 14.3 percent last year. Hard white varieties accounted for 4.7 percent of the State’s acreage, up from 2.9 percent last year. Joe was the leading hard white variety at 1.9 percent, followed closely by Danby at 1.7 percent.
There were 2,712 positive reports summarized for this year’s Wheat Varieties survey.
View the full report from USDA/NASS: Kansas Wheat Varieties 2018