05-14-12 *CWRF News* CWRF Varieties Dominate NASS Winter Wheat Variety Survey…
Posted by Brian Allmer on May 14, 2012
May 14, 2012, Fort Collins, Colo., – Hatcher was the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for the fifth year in a row, planted on 30.3 percent of all winter wheat acres in the fall of 2011, down slightly from 34.5 percent in 2010, according to the Colorado Winter Wheat Variety Survey released by USDA/NASS this spring. Hatcher and other Colorado State University (CSU)/Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF) varieties accounted for 76.3 percent of winter wheat acres planted in Colorado identified by variety in the survey. The Winter Wheat Varieties report tabulated responses from 1,073 winter wheat producers throughout Colorado.
Ripper continued at second place in the variety poll at 10.1 percent, down slightly from 12.1 percent last year. Tam 111, Bill Brown, Bond CL, Snowmass, Above, Jagalene, Prairie Red, and Settler CL rounded out the top ten varieties. Bill Brown, Bond CL, Snowmass, Above, and Prairie Red are all CSU-developed varieties. Snowmass jumped from thirteenth place last year to a sixth place ranking this year.
Hatcher was developed by the CSU wheat breeding program and was released in 2004. Ripper was released in 2006. Bill Brown was released in 2007. Snowmass was released in 2009. The CSU wheat breeding program is partially funded by Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee (CWAC) assessment funds, and by royalties returned from certified seed sales of CWRF wheat varieties.
“CSU continues to release excellent wheat varieties that are developed with Colorado growing conditions in mind,” said CWAC President Tom Neira, Bennett. “After dry conditions for planting in 2010 we still saw above-average yields. These new and improved varieties help keep farmers in business.”
To read the full report, visit: http://bit.ly/2012wheatvar.
Glenda Mostek, Communications and Marketing Director
Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee
Colorado Association of Wheat Growers
Colorado Wheat Research Foundation
4026 South Timberline Road, Suite 100
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Toll free: 1-800-WHEAT-10