Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety
“KanMark” is named for Mark A. Carleton, an early plant explorer who introduced the materials that led to the foundation of the U.S. durum wheat industry and brought new winter-hardy landraces of wheat to Kansas. He is credited with developing “Kanred,” the first improved hard red winter wheat released by Kansas State University.
Barley yellow dwarf: Intermediate
Acid soil tolerance: Moderately Susceptible
This variety from Kansas Wheat Alliance is targeted primarily for western and central Kansas, especially areas west of Hutchinson and Salina. Its area of best performance has been in western Kansas where it is regarded as a workhorse variety: fairly consistent toward the upper middle of the pack on yield charts but is responsive to good conditions. It can also be grown under irrigation or high management.
Under heavy stripe rust pressure, it can show susceptibility. It is extremely susceptible to scab and should be avoided on acid soils. It has shown good winterhardiness and moderate drought tolerance. It is a very upright wheat and, therefore, often looks thin in the field, but has held its height well during drought conditions.
Special Note: Not well suited for planting after corn.