WestBred

For the latest information on AgriPro brand wheat varieties, call Sales Manager, Tim Kumpf (308-760-0137) or visit https://www.westbred.com

For the latest information on AgriPro brand wheat varieties, call Sales Manager, Tim Kumpf (308-760-0137) or visit https://limagraincerealseeds.com

Peas

For the latest information on field peas, call Sales Manager, Tim Kumpf (308-760-0137) or visit PulseUSA

Forage Varieties

EverLeaf™ Forage Oat

EverLeaf is a spring oat with dark foliage, an erect growth habit and very good standability. EverLeaf has leaves that actually extend above the canopy at heading. EverLeaf  is a delayed heading oat and much of its forage mass and quality come from its extended maturity. Since the plant is naturally vegetative for a longer period, biomass accumulation can be extraordinary (assuming adequate moisture and fertility). EverLeaf has a compact panicle that offers an attractive product when baled. In many production areas rust has adapted to conventional forage oats and is a significant impediment to quality and tonnage. EverLeaf has excellent resistance to rust and most other leaf and stem diseases, with the exception of Red Leaf (Barley Yellow Dwarf, a virus vectored by aphids). Seed (reddish in appearance) count averages 13,000 seeds per pound.

Advantages: High yielding and high quality.

Adapted Area: Adequate rainfall and fertility required.

Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited PVPA 1994 – U.S. Protected Variety

Kona Oat

Kona is a traditional type oat (white seeded) that can be expected to out-produce other traditional types commonly used for forage (e.g. Morton). Kona produces dense foliage with a striking dark green color. Compared to EverLeaf, Kona offers these advantages: 1) Kona has demonstrated Barley Yellow Dwarf (Red Leaf) virus resistance in addition to tolerance to crown rust; 2) Kona is earlier maturing (comparable to Morton); 3) Kona has proven itself to be more durable and productive under stress conditions, yet remains competitive in higher yield environments.

Advantages: High yielding and high quality; stress tolerant and Barley Yellow Dwarf resistant.

Adapted Area: Broadly adapted with no notable restrictions.

Public Varieties

Hard Red Winter Wheat

BRAWL CL PLUS

Brawl CL Plus is a hard, red, winter wheat that was developed by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and has released the seed to producers in August of 2011. Brawl CL Plus has a tolerance to imazamox herbicide (Beyond®), resistance to stripe rust, has a high test weight and superior milling and bread baking quality. It also is adapted for dryland and irrigated production in eastern Colorado and the west-central Great Plains.

SETTLER CL

This NuPride and Husker Genetics Brand Clearfield® variety is well adapted to dryland production in the Nebraska Panhandle and north into Wyoming. This variety has an excellent drought tolerance as well as a moderate resistance to stripe rust.

  • Height: Medium
  • Maturity: Medium late
  • Straw strength: Good
  • Overall yield record where adapted: Good

 

AgriPro

For the latest information on AgriPro brand wheat varieties, call Sales Manager, Tim Kumpf (308-760-0137) or visit https://www.agriprowheat.com

Introducing SAS W-4 Beardless Forage Wheat

The new standard for double crop rotational value

  • The first dual-purpose forage wheat system involving both boot stage and soft dough applications.
  • Beardless heads and phenomenal tillering capacity make SAS W-4 the ideal forage alternative.
  • Green chop early for maximum protein per acre, or lay it down later for soft dough grain silage.
  • Grain yield exceeding 180 bushels per acre create a bonus situation for net metabolizable energy in the soft dough stage.
  • Grain protein levels of 14% add to the nutritional value of the grain silage.
  • Planted late fall or early spring, this facultative variety from the Blackman breeding program creates a tall plant that is exceedingly vegetative with a disease profile that defies logic. No stripe rust, leaf rust, septoria or powdery mildew will affect the growth and productivity of this amazing cultivar.
  • With the same relative maturity as Trical 102, and even more vegetative matter SAS W-4 provides an ideal substitute for the nutrient uptake component in a dairy waste management plan.
  • It is widely known that European germplasm has the edge on vegetative propagation and disease resistance; this facultative variety is no exception. At a cost/benefit ratio far exceeding that of triticale or conventional soft white wheats, SAS W-4 is the new standard for double crop rotational value.

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The importance of Wheat in Rotation

By Steve Dvorak

“The Importance of Wheat in Crop Rotations”—at least that is what I intended to write this article about. But it would probably be more apropos to simply title this “The Importance of Crop Rotations”; for I see equally concerning crop rotation deficiencies in both the eastern and western parts of the Northern Plains region. Off to our east it, seems like fewer and fewer are able to resist the industry’s push towards the almost monoculture corn/soybean “rotation”. And out west, it is still not uncommon to find fields that have either been in one class of wheat or another, or barley (or maybe some forage oats thrown in once in a while to spice things up) for years on end. In the first case, more wheat is the solution; in the latter, it is the problem.

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