The White Wheat Champion. “Joe” was named after T. Joe Martin, retired wheat breeder at K-State’s Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas.
Joe is a hard white wheat with a pedigree consisting of KSU experimental lines related to Trego, Arline, and Jagger. Joe is medium-late maturity, medium-tall, with a well-stocked disease package indicating resistance to stripe rust, leaf rust, and wheat streak mosaic virus.
It also shows good milling and baking qualities. Joe is a strong variety and high yielder for western Kansas as a white wheat. Case in point: this was the variety used to demolish the record in last year’s Kansas Wheat Yield Contest. It tested well again in Kansas, Colorado and Oklahoma yielding in the top tier. It carries the WSM2 gene, offering the best resistance to WSMV available. Intermediate pre-harvest sprouting tolerance.
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Tatanka is a new medium-height, medium-maturity variety hard red wheat, developed by K-State Research and Extension. It has shown very competitive yields in western Kansas under both dryland and limited irrigation, with below average straw strength. Tatanka performs well under low management environments.
Tatanka has moderate resistance to both stripe and stem rust and is intermediate to leaf rust. It is moderately tolerant to acid soils and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus, which may allow it to come east into central Kansas. It is moderately susceptible to wheat streak mosaic virus.
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