Hard Red Winter Wheat Variety

Optimal economic uses:

Primary: Grain only


Pedigree: Above, Danby, K-State experimental (KS03HW10)

Variety protection status: PVP

Year of release: 2013

Developer: K-State Agricultural Research Center- Hays

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

Acid soil tolerance: Moderately susceptible
Coleoptile length: Medium long
Drought tolerance: Good
Early spring greenup: Starts later than most
Fall ground cover capability: Average
Grazing potential in fall: Average
Height: Medium tall
Maturity (heading date): Medium late
Protein: Average
Quality-Baking: Very good to excellent
Quality-Milling: Exceptional
Seed size: Medium
Shattering reputation: Very good
Straw strength: Average
Test weight: Good
Tillering: High
Winterhardiness: Very good
Overall yield record where adapted: Excellent


This Kansas Wheat Alliance variety is a single-gene Clearfield, hard red wheat with genetic resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus (WSM2 gene carrier).

Oakley CL has a medium long coleoptile, very good shattering resistance, and average straw strength.

In general, Oakley CL has a very strong yield record on dryland production on the High Plains—it’s a good one for western Kansas—and can do well under irrigation, too. In colder years, it has shown the ability to rebound from cold injury.


  • Resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • Resistant to stripe rust
  • Very good drought tolerance


  • Average straw strength
  • Moderately susceptible to acid soils

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.

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