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WHEAT PLOT DATA

We have planted wheat demonstration plots in cooperation with Kansas State University Extension for more than thirty years and have hosted plot tours every year.  Plot data will be added as construction of this page continues.

 

Results of 2007 Plot

It should be noted that later planting dates resulted in later maturity at harvest this year due to the early coolness in the fall and late warming in the spring.  Fall and spring growth was delayed in the later plantings and when the heavy rust infestation occurred in June the later maturing varieties were damaged more because leaf area had been lost.  The variety in the field around the plot planted 10 days earlier yielded 19 bpa more in the field than in the plot.

Planted: September 30, 2006
Planting Rate: 35 lb/ac
Fertilizer: 50 lb N 
Harvested: July 11, 2007
PlotVarietyRanking forFinal YieldTest WeightProtein
  Yield(bu/ac)(lb/bu)Content
1Jagalene2345.157.113.5
2TAM 111471.859.113
3Jagger1060.856.612.4
4Overley372.960.812.8
5Karl 92179.760.714.1
6Fuller27658.613.5
721372146.155.313.3
8Hatcher569.757.713.2
9Bond CL1551.95712.6
10Protection CL861.954.613.1
11TAM 1122445.156.812.5
12T-811457.159.213.2
13Smokey Hill2545.153.113.7
14Millenium664.558.612.9
15Wesley76455.813.9
16Avalanche2731.554.711.9
17Trego2639.955.913
18NuFrontier2246.156.912.9
19NuHills1849.357.411.7
20Shavano1649.856.712.2
21Prairie White1160.85811.1
22Burchett2048.858.914
23Bakers White1359.356.712.8
24RonL1259.859.213.7
25Danby961.959.612.2
26Arlin1949.356.712.5
      
      
 Plot Average 56.257.312.9

 

Results of the 2006 Plot

Precipitation was adequate to produce an excellent crop but high temperatures in June reduced the test weights.  Many varieties were damaged by wheat streak mosaic.

   HarvestedHarvested Final 
 RankingVariety% MoistureTest Weight(bu/A) 
 1Jagalene12.956.851.7 
 2Danby14.558.748.8 
 3Trego14.358.448.1 
 4FDF x33213.156.947.7 
 5FDF x31512.654.645.5 
 6Hatcher12.857.145.2 
 7Avalanche13.957.444.5 
 8Jagger12.755.743.4 
 9NuHills13.457.143.0 
 10Prairie White13.256.542.0 
 11Ike13.255.942.0 
 12Smokey Hill13.35741.9 
 13Burchett13.456.141.7 
 14TAM 11113.156.241.7 
 15Bond CL13.255.540.8 
 16213712.754.440.4 
 17Stanton1356.139.4 
 18Cutter12.956.739.3 
 19Bakers White13.253.338.8 
 20Overley13.356.438.6 
 21FDF x1612.854.937.9 
 22Prairie Red13.556.337.1 
 23Arlin1356.636.0 
 24Karl 9212.254.222.6 
  Average 56.241.6 

Results of the 2005 Plot

The 2005 plots probably had the widest variation in yields we have ever seen.  Russian wheat aphids showed up early, stripe rust hit susceptible varieties hard and even infected the heads.  Nearly all varieties showed symptoms of leaf rust.  Tam 111 had the best leaf health of all varieties.  The temperature reached 104 degrees one day about a week before harvest and affected test weight. 

VARIETY RANKYIELDLBS/BU
X3151427.156.0
BURCHETT841.757.0
PRAIRIE WHITE1034.655.2
BAKERS WHITE548.256.7
ARLIN743.155.0
HEYNE936.056.5
FDFX161231.852.5
LAKIN1915.950.5
TREGO1817.351.0
AVALANCHE1915.954.0
PRAIRIE RED1915.949.0
STANTON1624.354.0
TAM 111172.658.5
21371723.955.0
JAGGER360.954.5
JAGALENE451.557.5
OVERLY262.358.0
KARL 92643.558.2
MILLENIUM1134.253.5
WESLEY1331.453.2
WAHOO1526.751.5
    
PLOT AVERAGE 36.154.6