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Optimal economic uses: Tatanka-map

Pedigree: Trego and Jagger/T151

Variety Protection Status: Applied for

Year of release: 2016

Developer: Kansas State University

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

Acid soil tolerance: Moderately tolerant
Coleoptile length: Medium long
Drought tolerance: Good
Early spring greenup: Intermediate
Fall ground cover capability: Average
Grazing potential in fall: N/A
Height: Medium
Maturity (heading date): Medium
Protein: Average
Quality-Baking: Acceptable
Quality-Milling: Acceptable
Seed size: Medium
Shattering reputation: Good
Straw strength: Below average
Test weight: Good
Tillering: Good
Winterhardiness: N/A
Overall yield record where adapted: N/A


A new hard red wheat from Kansas Wheat Alliance that is a medium height, medium maturity variety.  It has shown very competitive yields in western Kansas under both dryland and irrigation, but its average straw strength could limit its use under irrigation.

Tatanka has moderate resistance to both stripe and stem rust and is intermediate to wheat streak mosaic virus.  It is moderately tolerant to acid soils and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus which may allow it to come east into central KS.  It is intermediate to scab and leaf rust.


  • Moderate resistance to stripe and stem rust
  • Resistant to soil borne mosaic virus


  • Below average straw strength

Tatanka Variety Page (PDF)