PlainsGold’s elite hard red winter wheat varieties combine stable and consistent yields with drought tolerance, disease resistance and outstanding quality traits. PlainsGold varieties have dominated the market in Colorado for years and now these innovative new varieties are quickly reaching new markets across the High Plains states.
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Learn more about PlainsGold’s line-up of hard red winter wheat varieties so you can find the variety that’s best for you.
After its 2011 blockbuster debut, Byrd is now the top-ranked PlainsGold variety planted for the 2016 Colorado crop. Byrd is a yield leader among hard red winter wheat varieties, topping the CSU dryland (UVPT) and irrigated Variety Performance Trials (IVPT) for three years in a row. Byrd also shows excellent drought tolerance, good test weight, moderate stripe rust resistance, and superior end-use quality. Learn more.
PlainsGold Brawl CL Plus
Brawl CL Plus is the first publicly developed two-gene Clearfield® hard red winter wheat variety. This means Brawl CL Plus provides a greater degree of tolerance to Beyond™ herbicide by allowing the use of methylated seed oil in the tank mix with Beyond™ herbicide to increase the effectiveness of the herbicide, particularly on feral rye, which is tougher to control once it starts to tiller and develop. Learn more.
Denali is a hard red winter wheat variety that has performed well across the High Plains. Denali has excellent test weight, resistance to Hessian fly, medium straw strength and good milling properties. Denali exhibits excellent yields and has done very well in irrigated trials across the region. In 3-year dryland trials, Denali has consistently ranked near the top of the yield chart. Learn more.
The market leader, Hatcher has been planted on approximately 25-35 percent of winter wheat acres in Colorado for the past four years and has been the most popular winter wheat variety in Colorado for seven years, due in large part to Hatcher’s high dryland yields and superior drought tolerance. Hatcher’s high dryland yields and superior drought tolerance. Hatcher’s long-term stability has made it one of the top-ranking varieties in CSU variety trials since 2001. Learn more.
The newest release from PlainsGold, Avery, comes from a doubled haploid-derived line of a cross of TAM 112 and Byrd. Similar to Byrd in drought tolerance and other agronomic characteristics and with better water absorption, this higher yielding variety is sure to be a go-to variety. Testing has shown that this is slightly later at heading than Byrd aiding in freeze avoidance at some locations. Learn more.