Make Wheat Great Again
The name “Larry” honors Larry Patton who was a long-time technician in the corn and wheat breeding programs at K-State.
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Pedigree: Overly and Karl 92 (KS060143K-2)
Variety Protection Status:
Year of release: 2016
Developer: Kansas State University
Barley yellow dwarf: Moderately Susceptible
Acid soil tolerance: Good
This variety from the Kansas Wheat Alliance tillers high and has good potential for top-end yield under increased management, such as a fungicide application in high-stress conditions. It’s somewhat taller than typical varieties from K-State’s Manhattan-based program.
Larry is expected to be a variety well adapted statewide as it has been performing well in state trials. Commercial behavior denotes tremendous stability across environmental diversity, and is adapting westward though it’s response to WSMV is better classified as tolerance than resistance. It has also excelled under moderate to fairly intense drought.