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
Barley yellow dwarf: Intermediate
Acid soil tolerance: Moderately susceptible
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.
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.