Extension News

2007 Winter Wheat Performance Data Available

8/21/2007

AMES, Iowa - Results of the 2007 Iowa Crop Performance Test for winter wheat now are available online at http://www.croptesting.iastate.edu/smallgrains/reports/reports.html. Published bulletins will be available after Sept. 4 and can be requested by contacting Iowa Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) at (515) 294-6921, any Iowa State University (ISU) Extension county office or the ISU Extension Distribution Center online at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/store/ or (515) 294-5247.

The winter wheat test analyzed 17 hard red, four soft red and two hard white varieties planted at Ames, Crawfordsville and Nashua. Average variety yields were 60 bushels per acre and 60 pounds per bushel test weight.

No winter triticale varieties were tested this year with only experimental lines grown, therefore no data are being reported.

The ICIA's crop performance testing program is a cooperative effort with the Iowa Agriculture and Home Economics Experiment Station at ISU and ISU Extension. The program offers unbiased, third-party information to Iowa growers on commercial seed they can purchase. Information on the adaptation and performance of hybrids and varieties is offered for alfalfa, barley, corn, oat, soybean and wheat.

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Contacts :

Ron Skrdla, Agronomy, (515) 294-2732
Jessica Vogel, Iowa Crop Improvement Association, (515) 294-6921

Jean McGuire, Extension Communications and Marketing, (515) 294-7033, jmcguire@iastate.edu