KS Silverado

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KS Silverado

Hard White Winter Wheat

Optimal economic uses:

Grain only

Pedigree: KS05HW122-5-2/ KS05HW15-2-2//KS06HW46-3.

Variety protection status: Pending

Year of release: September 2019

Developer: Kansas State University

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Barley yellow dwarf: Moderately susceptible
Hessian fly: Resistant
Leaf rust: Moderate/intermediate resistance
Stem rust: Moderate/intermediate resistance
Stripe rust: Moderately Resistant – Intermediate
Powdery mildew: Moderately Susceptible
Scab: Moderately susceptible
Septoria leaf blotch:
Soilborne mosaic: Resistant
Tan spot:
Wheat streak mosaic: Moderately esistant

Acid soil tolerance: Intermediate
Coleoptile length: Medium
Drought tolerance:
Early spring greenup:
Fall ground cover capability:
Grazing potential in fall:
Height: Medium-short
Maturity (heading date): Medium-early
Quality-Baking: Excellent
Quality-Milling: Very good
Seed size:
Shattering reputation: Moderate
Straw strength: Very good
Test weight: Very good
Overall yield record where adapted: Good


This new release variety from Kansas Wheat Alliance is a hard white winter wheat with a pedigree of KS05HW122-5-2, KS05HW15-2-2 andKS06HW46-3. KS Silverado is a medium early and medium-short wheat line with similar heading date and height to T158.

KS Silverado has high yield potential and a broad adaptation across multiple states in the Great Plains. It has very good pre-harvest sprouting tolerance, a good disease package, and strong straw strength. In addition, it has very good test weight and excellent baking qualities. With these features, KS Silverado should be adapted to a broad region including western and central Kansas and other neighboring states for both dryland and irrigation production. It will adapt to central KS well with its good straw strength and pre-harvest sprouting tolerance.


  • High yielding
  • Very good disease package

  • Strong straw strength


  • Moderately susceptible to Fusarium head blight

  • Moderately susceptible to Powdery Mildew

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