Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety
Optimal economic uses:
Primary: Grain only
Secondary: Grain plus limited grazing
Pedigree: TAM 111, experimental that is half Yumar
Variety protection status: PVP
Year of release: 2011
Developer: Colorado State University
Barley yellow dwarf: Moderately susceptible
Acid soil tolerance: Moderately Tolerant
This variety was released by Colorado State University and is marketed by CWRF in Colorado under the PlainsGold brand and in Kansas by Kansas Wheat Alliance. Its pedigree is half TAM 111. Denali is well suited for western Kansas and eastern Colorado and survived the fall and winter well in most cases in the 2014/15 season. Overall, it did well in variety trials where it was sprayed with a fungicide to control stripe rust. In trials not sprayed with fungicide, it did not do as well.
It has good drought tolerance, but not as good as that of some other varieties. It doesn’t seem to tolerate early spring heat as well as TAM 112. It may be best suited for average to good dryland fields, not the toughest. Denali has a very good shattering reputation and a long coleoptile. It is susceptible to wheat streak mosaic and moderately susceptible to stripe rust.
It appears to be photo-period sensitive, meaning its maturity relative to others can vary a bit from year to year.
Special notes on cultural practices:
Avoid areas where soilborne mosaic could occur