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