Clara CL

Hard White Winter Wheat Variety

Optimal economic uses:

Grain only


Pedigree: RonL sib, Clearfield variety (KS08HW35-1)

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: Moderately resistant
Leaf rust: Resistant
Stem rust: Resistant
Stripe rust: Intermediate
Powdery mildew: N/A
Scab: Moderately susceptible
Septoria leaf blotch: N/A
Soilborne mosaic: Resistant
Tan spot: Susceptible
Wheat streak mosaic: Resistant

Acid soil tolerance: Moderately susceptible
Coleoptile length: Medium short
Drought tolerance: Good
Early spring greenup: Starts later than most
Fall ground cover capability: N/A
Grazing potential in fall: N/A
Height: Medium tall
Maturity (heading date): Medium late
Protein: Average
Quality-Baking: Very good
Quality-Milling: Exceptional
Seed size: Large
Shattering reputation: Very good
Straw strength: Below average
Test weight: Very good
Tillering: High
Winterhardiness: Very good
Overall yield record where adapted: Average


This K-State variety, marketed by Kansas Wheat Alliance, is a single-gene Clearfield, white wheat.  Clara CL has moderate resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus.

Clara CL is moderately resistant to soilborne mosaic virus.  It has average sprouting tolerance – better than most other white wheats except for Danby.  It is moderately resistant to leaf rust, and intermediate to stripe rust.  As a result, it is adapted throughout western and central Kansas.


  • Resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • Moderately resistant to soilborne mosaic
  • Resistant to leaf rust


  • Moderately susceptible to acid soils

Special notes on cultural practices:

• A Clearfield variety, for use in the BASF Clearfield program.
• As a white wheat, it must be stored and marketed separately from red wheat varieties.

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