Hard White Winter Wheat Variety

Optimal economic uses:

Primary: Grain only; Grain plus limited grazing

Pedigree: Trego, Jagger sib

Variety protection status: PVP

Year of release: 2005

Developer: Kansas State University

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

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


This is a white wheat from Kansas Wheat Alliance.  It has been a strong workhorse white wheat for many years.  Danby has good sprouting tolerance.  It has generally had a very good yield record, both in the K-State yield tests and in farmers’ fields.  It has very good drought tolerance.  It is intermediate to stripe rust and moderately susceptible to leaf rust, and would benefit from a fungicide under heavy rust pressure.  It has intermediate tolerance to wheat streak mosaic virus.  It is moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic, which limits its use to western Kansas and possibly the Oklahoma Panhandle.

Danby has below-average straw strength.  With its good sprouting tolerance, Danby takes some of the risks out of growing white wheat.  Its milling quality is exceptional, but its baking quality is less desirable.  It is often reported to be hard to thresh.


  • Good sprouting tolerance
  • Intermediate to wheat streak mosaic virus
  • Exceptional milling quality
  • Very good drought tolerance


  • Moderately susceptible to leaf rust and intermediate to stripe rust
  • Moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic virus
  • Below-average straw strength

Special notes on cultural practices:

• Do not use in areas with soilborne mosaic.
• Can lodge under high management.

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