Make Wheat Great Again
The name “Larry” honors Larry Patton who was a long-time technician in the corn and wheat breeding programs at K-State.
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Pedigree: Overly Sib, Karl 92, Kakatsi, experimentals
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Year of release: 2016
Developer: Kansas State University
Barley yellow dwarf: Fair
Acid soil tolerance: Good
A new hard red wheat from Kansas Wheat Alliance that performed extremely well in K-State trials in 2016 and in K-State breeder nurseries for the past four years. It has shown a good stability across a wide environmental diversity, but did suffer some cold injury during the extreme November 2014 freeze.
Larry is a medium maturity variety and has moderate resistance to both stem and stripe rust. It is moderately susceptible to leaf rust and would benefit from a fungicide during heavy leaf rust pressure. It also has good acid soil tolerance and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus. It is somewhat taller than Everest and has better quality than Everest. Larry has shown tolerance to moderate drought and has a high tillering capacity.