Everest became the leading variety of wheat seeded in Kansas, accounting for 14.3 percent of the State’s 2013 wheat crop. Everest was the most popular variety in the eastern two thirds of the State and is a variety developed by Kansas State University.
TAM 111 fell to second in the State with 10.8 percent of the acreage and is the leading variety in all three of the Western Districts. Armour remained at third place with 6.7 percent of the State’s acreage. TAM 112 moved up one place to fourth place, with 5.1 percent of the acreage, while Fuller dropped one place and came in fifth at 4.2 percent. Duster moved up two places to sixth place at 4.0 percent. T158, new to the Top Ten list, came in seventh place with 3.4 percent of the acreage. Postrock moved down two places to eighth place with 3.2 percent. Endurance, new to the Top Ten list came in at ninth place with 2.6 percent. Jagger moved down one place to round out the top ten at 2.0 percent for 2013.
Area planted with blended varieties was not included in the rankings by variety. Blends accounted for 8.8 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 2.1 percent of the State’s acreage, down slightly from 2.2 percent in 2012. Danby was the leading Hard White variety, accounting for just under 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 4,159 positive reports summarized for this year’s Wheat Varieties survey.
This Wheat Variety project is funded by the Kansas Wheat Commission.