Posted February 21, 2014
Everest continued to be the leading variety of wheat seeded in Kansas, accounting for 14.3 percent of the State’s 2014 planted wheat acres, the same percent as 2013. Everest, a variety developed by Kansas State University, was the most popular variety in the eastern two thirds of the State.
TAM 111 also retained its position as second in the State with 11.6 percent of the acreage and is the leading variety in all three of the Western Districts. T158 jumped to third place from seventh with 5.0 percent of the State’s acreage, whereas TAM 112 maintained its position in fourth place with 4.6 percent of the acreage. Armour dropped two places to fifth with 4.2 percent. Winter Hawk jumped five places to sixth with 2.9 percent. Duster dropped one spot to seventh place with 2.7 percent of the State’s acreage. WB Cedar, new to the top ten, tied with Postrock for eighth place with 2.2 percent. Endurance dropped one place to tenth with 1.8 percent.
Area planted with blended varieties was not included in the rankings by variety. Blends accounted for 10.4 percent of the State’s planted acreage and were used more extensively in the north central, east central and central areas of the State. Hard White varieties accounted for 2.8 percent of the State’s acreage, up from 2.1 percent in 2013. Danby was the leading Hard White variety, accounting for just over 50 percent of the State’s white wheat. The majority of the white wheat was planted in the southwestern portion of the State.
There were 3,412 positive reports summarized for this year’s Wheat Varieties survey.
This Wheat Variety project is funded by the Kansas Wheat Commission.