Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety

Optimal economic uses:

Primary: Grain only


Pedigree: Above, Danby, K-State experimental

Variety protection status: PVP

Year of release: 2013

Developer: Kansas State University

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Barley yellow dwarf: Intermediate
Hessian fly: Moderately susceptible
Leaf rust: Intermediate
Powdery mildew: N/A
Scab: Intermediate
Septoria leaf blotch: Intermediate
Soilborne mosaic: Moderately susceptible
Stem rust: Moderately resistant
Stripe rust: Moderately resistant
Tan spot: Intermediate
Wheat streak mosaic: Moderately resistant

Acid soil tolerance: Moderately susceptible
Coleoptile length: Long
Drought tolerance: Very good
Early spring greenup: Starts later than most
Fall ground cover capability: N/A
Grazing potential in fall: Average
Height: Medium tall
Maturity (heading date): Medium late
Protein: Average
Quality-Baking: Very good to excellent
Quality-Milling: Acceptable
Seed size: Medium
Shattering reputation: Very good
Straw strength: Average
Test weight: Average
Tillering: High
Winterhardiness: Very good
Overall yield record where adapted: Not enough data yet


This Kansas Wheat Alliance variety is a single-gene Clearfield, red wheat with resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus.  It has an excellent yield record overall, especially compared to other Clearfield varieties.  It does best in western Kansas and eastern Colorado.

Oakley CL has a medium long coleoptile, very good shattering resistance, and average straw strength.  It is moderately resistant to both stem and stripe rust and is intermediate to leaf rust.  It had good yield records on irrigation in the 2016 K-State trials but is generally suited best for dryland production.


  • Moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic virus
  • Moderately resistant to stem and stripe rust
  • Very good drought tolerance


  • Average straw strength
  • Moderately susceptible to acid soils and solborne mosaic virus


Special notes on cultural practices:

Make sure this variety is treated as a single-gene Clearfield, not a two-gene Clearfield. Otherwise, the crop can suffer severe injury.

Oakley CL Variety Page (PDF)