Hard White Winter Wheat Variety
Optimal economic uses:
Primary: Grain only; Grain plus limited grazing
Pedigree: Trego, Jagger sib
Variety protection status: PVP
Year of release: 2005
Developer: Kansas State University
Barley yellow dwarf: Moderately susceptible
Acid soil tolerance: Moderately susceptible
This is a white wheat from Kansas Wheat Alliance. It has been a strong workhorse white wheat for many years. Danby has good sprouting tolerance. It has generally had a very good yield record, both in the K-State yield tests and in farmers’ fields. It has very good drought tolerance. It is intermediate to stripe rust and moderately susceptible to leaf rust, and would benefit from a fungicide under heavy rust pressure. It has intermediate tolerance to wheat streak mosaic virus. It is moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic, which limits its use to western Kansas and possibly the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Danby has below-average straw strength. With its good sprouting tolerance, Danby takes some of the risks out of growing white wheat. Its milling quality is exceptional, but its baking quality is less desirable. It is often reported to be hard to thresh.
Special notes on cultural practices:
• Do not use in areas with soilborne mosaic.