The 2018 wheat variety performance tests have been released by Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University.
Kansas Wheat Alliance has nine Hard Red Winter wheat and three Hard White winter wheat varieties that were evaluated in the 2018 Kansas State University Research and Extension (KSRE) performance tests.
KSRE ranked Clara CL, Everest and Zenda in the eastern and central regions of the state and 1863, Clara CL, Everest, Fuller, Joe, KanMark, Larry, Oakley CL, Tatanka and Zenda in the western region of the state to have an above average disease resistance package.
- Larry, one of KWA’s newest varieties adapted in central and west central Kansas, has strengths in drought tolerance, high tillering capacity, resistance to stripe rust and good acid soil tolerance, with a weakness in its susceptibility to leaf rust.
- Zenda, a new KWA variety adapted to the central and eastern parts of Kansas, has strengths in its disease resistance package, more notably to Fusarium head blight and stripe rust, along with a tolerance to acid soils and a strong straw strength. A weakness to Zenda is its below-average drought tolerance, which is why it fits well in the eastern parts of that state.
- Tatanka, another new KWA variety adapted to the western and central regions of Kansas, has strengths in its moderate resistance to stripe rust, intermediate resistance to barley yellow dwarf, its good tolerance to acid soils and average drought tolerance. Its weaknesses include a below average straw strength and susceptibility to Hessian fly.
The full Kansas State University report is available here.
We have developed a shorter version of the report for you to compare just Kansas Wheat Alliance varieties available here.
The full Oklahoma State University report is available here.
This page will be updated as Colorado State University and University of Nebraska release their reports.