Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety

Optimal economic uses:

Grain only

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Pedigree: Overley sib, Karl 92, Cutter (KS020319-7-3)

Variety protection status: PVP

Year of release: 2012

Developer: Kansas State University Research Foundation

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Barley yellow dwarf: Moderately susceptible
Hessian fly: Susceptible
Leaf rust: Moderately susceptible
Stem rust: Resistant
Stripe rust: Moderately resistant
Powdery mildew: Moderately susceptible
Scab: Very susceptible
Septoria leaf blotch: Intermediate
Soilborne mosaic: Resistant
Tan spot: Intermediate
Wheat streak mosaic: Intermediate

Acid soil tolerance: Tolerant
Coleoptile length: Medium short
Drought tolerance: Good
Early spring greenup: Intermediate
Fall ground cover capability: N/A
Grazing potential in fall: Excellent
Height: Medium tall
Maturity (heading date): Medium
Protein: Somewhat higher than most
Quality-Baking: Very good to excellent
Quality-Milling: Exceptional
Seed size: Medium
Shattering reputation: Good
Straw strength: Below Average
Test weight: Good
Tillering: Intermediate
Winterhardiness: Good
Overall yield record where adapted: Good


This variety from the Kansas Wheat Alliance is best adapted to north central Kansas because of its medium maturity. It has better stripe rust resistance than Everest, but it is susceptible to leaf rust. It has also done well in cold temperatures.
It tillers well, and can be late enough to escape freeze injury to take advantage of late rains.


  • Milling and baking quality
  • Good acid soil tolerance


  • Susceptible to leaf rust
  • Can lodge in good yield environments

Special notes on cultural practices:

Under high management, can lodge.

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