PlainsGold is a leader in developing high-yielding hard white winter wheat varieties that are good for millers and bakers. These hard white winter wheat varieties are sought-after in the U.S. and abroad to make whole grain food products with a look and texture similar to refined flour.
Often these varieties are in such high demand that they come with guaranteed premium pricing options. Snowmass, Sunshine and Thunder CL, for example, are all eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program.
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Antero is a yield leader, beating out all other varieties in the 2013 Colorado Dryland Variety Performance Trials and coming in second to the blockbuster hard red winter wheat variety PlainsGold Byrd in 3-year yield averages. In addition to outstanding yields, Antero exhibits good drought tolerance, excellent test weights, is stripe rust resistant and exhibits good milling and baking qualities. Learn more.
Snowmass is PlainsGold’s leading hard white winter wheat variety and offers wheat farmers premium pricing through the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program. Snowmass combines good dryland yields and good test weights with excellent milling and baking characteristics that are so sought after that Snowmass earns premium pricing. Learn more.
PlainsGold Thunder CL
Thunder CL is a single-gene Clearfield® hard white winter wheat variety that is tolerant to Beyond™ herbicide for broad-spectrum weed control, including problematic winter annual grassy weeds. In addition, Thunder CL combines high yields, good stress tolerance, good disease resistance, good test weights and superior milling and baking qualities. Thunder CL is also an excellent irrigated wheat variety that is eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain Premium Program.
As PlainsGold’s newest hard white winter wheat and part of the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program, Sunshine is a very good-yielding variety with very good milling and baking quality. Sunshine also has good drought tolerance and is well adapted for production in the High Plains region. Learn more.