Named for the Kingman county small town in south central Kansas, this variety is well adapted over a wide area as suggested by its pedigree.
K-State Research and Extension developed this hard red variety as an excellent choice for wheat acres planted after corn in central and eastern Kansas, as well as a comparable replacement for Everest. Zenda performed extremely well in the 2016 K-State trials in this area.
Zenda is a medium-height, medium-early variety that has a moderate resistance to stripe and stem rust and intermediate to leaf rust. It also has good acid soil tolerance and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus. It will have a similar resistance to Fusarium head blight, or scab, as Everest and its barley yellow dwarf will be second only to Everest.
The name "Larry" honors Larry Patton who was a long-time technician in the wheat breeding programs at K-State.
This top-performing hard red wheat was developed by K-State Research and Extension, and has done extremely well in K-State trials and breeder nurseries. It has shown a good stability across a wide environmental diversity, but did suffer some injury during the extreme November 2014 freeze.
Larry is a medium-height, medium-maturity variety with moderate resistance to both stem and stripe rust. It is moderately susceptible to leaf rust and would benefit from a fungicide. It has good acid soil tolerance and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus. Larry has shown tolerance to moderate drought, a high tillering capacity, and good straw strength.
|Soil Borne Mosaic Virus||Spindle Streak Mosaic Virus||Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus||Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus||Leaf Rust||Stem Rust||Stripe Rust||Septoria Tritici Blotch||Tan Spot||Powdery Mildew||Fusarium Head Blight||Hessian Fly||Maturity||Height||Drought Tolerance||Straw Strength|
|Oakley CL d||7||7||3||6||5||2||2||5||6||2||5||9||7||7||6||6|
|1.Rating codes are:1 – Highly resistant; 3 – Moderately resistant; 5 – Intermediate; 7 – Moderately susceptible; 9 – Highly susceptible. Blanks indicate insufficient information.
2. Hessian fly ratings are based on results of greenhouse tests with Kansas (Great Plains) biotype of Hessian fly. Hessian fly populations are often a mixture of biotypes thus results can vary among years and locations.
c. Indicates resistance has been inconsistent in greenhouse testing.
d. CLEARFIELD® variety, which is resistant to Beyond herbicide.
Source: Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings 2018
Kansas State University Research and Extension
|Maturity: 1=Early; 9=Late
Height: 1=Short; 5=Medium; 9=Tall
Drought tolerance: 1=Excellent; 5=Good; 9=Poor
Straw Strength: 1=Excellent; 5=Good; 9=Poor
Blank indicates insufficient information