TAM 204: This is a new beardless wheat variety licensed to Watley Seed Co. Parentage includes the drought-hardy TAM 112 and Jagger—both of which are well known for their grazing potential. Yields are at least comparable to TAM 112 though in 2015 Kansas trials, TAM 204 was superior. It has strong straw strength and medium coleoptile length. It is resistant to Hessian fly, wheat curl mites and green bugs. It is moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic virus and stripe rust while being moderately susceptible to leaf rust.
Joe – This is the most explosive-yielding wheat to come along in literally generations. Joe is a hard white winter wheat released to the Kansas Wheat Alliance. Included in its background are Jagger, Arlin and Trego as well as several KSU hard white experimentals. It is a giant-killer on yield having performed very well in western Kansas, topping the trials in 2015. Averaged over three years on dryland, it yields 16% more than Danby and 33% more than TAM 111. On irrigated, it yields 27% more than TAM 111. Joe has very good resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus, stripe rust and leaf rust. It has good straw strength and good tolerance to shatter. It is moderately susceptible to pre-harvest sprouting.
LCS Mint – This 2012 release from Limagrain is a hard red winter wheat well-adapted to the High Plains, carries resistance to the 2012 stripe rust race and has excellent tolerance to acid soils.
T158 – T158, from Limagrain is a consistent top-yielder on both dryland and irrigated for the central and southern plains. It is a medium-early maturing variety that has excellent drought tolerance, resistance to stripe rust, powdery mildew and soil borne mosaic, and intermediate resistance to wheat streak mosaic. It has broad adaptation in the Central Plains with excellent overall yield potential.
Oakley CL –NEW! Oakley CL is a hard red winter Clearfield wheat with one-gene tolerance to BASF’s Beyond herbicide. Oakley CL has very good resistance to wheat streak mosaic virus and stripe rust and is well adapted to western Kansas. It is medium-late and medium-tall, has good straw strength, a long coleoptile, and has good resistance to grain shattering and pre-harvest sprouting.
TAM 112 – This variety is consistently one of the top-yielding dryland wheat varieties for western Kansas. TAM 112 is a hard red winter wheat developed by the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station for the low-rainfall areas of the southern and central Great Plains. It is a medium-short, early maturing variety with moderate resistance to wheat streak mosaic, and excellent drought tolerance. TAM 112 is marketed through Watley Seed in Spearman, Texas.
Brawl CL Plus – This new variety from Colorado State University replaces Above Clearfield and yields just as well or better than Above. It carries two genes for BASF’s Beyond Herbicide tolerance, enhancing both crop safety and weed control. In addition, Brawl carries resistance to stripe rust and typically has a high test weight.
Byrd – Byrd is a recently released variety from Colorado State University with excellent drought tolerance, high tillering capability, moderate tolerance to acid soil and excellent straw strength. It’s been rated as a top-yielder at K-State variety trials. Byrd is also rated as ‘exceptional’ on milling quality and ‘very good to excellent’ on baking.
Turkey Red – The wheat that made Kansas world-famous as “The Wheat State,” Turkey Red is an heirloom variety that was brought to Kansas by German Mennonites in 1873 when they emigrated from Crimea. It was the first hard red winter wheat grown in Kansas. Experts at Kansas State University estimate the variety could be 200-250 years old. A vast number of the modern wheat varieties grown in Kansas today can be genetically traced to Turkey Red.
Avery –NEW! Colorado State University keeps churning out winners….the latest of which is Avery. This high yielding hard red winter wheat should be seen as a replacement for Byrd and Hatcher. Outside of high yields, it also has a long coleoptile and excellent drought tolerance. Too, it is resistant to wheat curl mites and greenbugs. Parents are TAM 112 and Byrd.
LCS Chrome –NEW! Limagrain’s hot new variety LCS Chrome has been topping their company trials for a number of years. While it has superior grain yields, it’s very resistant to both leaf rust and stripe rust as well as soil-borne mosaic and barley yellow dwarf virus. Plant some of this variety then call your custom cutter and tell him he’ll need extra trucks next harvest!
Larry –NEW! This hard red winter wheat from Kansas State University has been described as an Olympic sprinter running downhill! Take a look at the data and see for yourself. The Kansas Wheat Alliance says it has performed extremely well in K-State trials over the past four years—with very stable yields across a wide range of conditions. It’s tolerant to moderate drought and has a high tillering capacity.
Tatanka – NEW! This new K-State variety is a powerful choice for the central high plains. The Kansas Wheat Alliance says this red wheat has produced very competitive yields on both irrigated and dryland though average straw strength may limit its use under irrigation. It is moderately resistant to stripe rust and intermediate with leaf rust. It has a medium long coleoptile and good drought tolerance.