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.
PlainsGold Byrd CL Plus
Released in 2018, Byrd CL Plus is a two-gene Clearfield version of Byrd bred by crossing the tolerance genes into Byrd and developing a new line with nearly all of the same agronomic benefits you’ve come to expect from Byrd, including drought stress tolerance and yield responsiveness to moisture. It is slightly talller than Byrd, with better straw strength. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
PlainsGold Crescent AX
Released in 2018, Crescent AX is the newest CoAXium variety in the PlainsGold lineup with a solid agronomic package and excellent tolerance to Aggressor herbicide. Crescent AX has medium-early maturity, very good test weight, wheat curl mite resistance from its Byrd parent, and very good end-use quality. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
Released in 2018, Whistler is an attractive, late-maturing variety with taller stature, reflecting its Snowmass//Byrd parentage. Whistler has proven exceptional against powdery mildew, stripe and stem rust populations in the central plains, while maintaining solid resistance to WSMV and SBMV. Focus acres on dryland only, given this variety has marginal straw strength under high moisture. Being our latest maturing release, consider this variety in a diversified strategy of planting in the fall.
Released in 2018, Canvas is a Denali/Antero//Byrd cross providing strong dryland and leading high moisture performance in agronomics and yield. Stripe and stem rust resistance is excellent with good resistance to WSMV & SBMV. Canvas maintains excellent test weight and makes protein very well. End-use quality is very good. Canvas stands well under high fertility and moisture, making it a good candidate for intensive management.
PlainsGold Incline AX
Released in 2017, Incline AX will be one of the first widely available CoAXium varieties for Fall of 2019, enabling growers to utilize Aggressor herbicide for control of feral rye, cheatgrass and jointed goatgrass. Incline AX is a late-heading variety with very good tolerance to Aggressor herbicide applications, and very good straw strength and baking quality. For fields with heavy populations of feral rye and cheatgrass, Incline AX is a great variety choice for 2019. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Learn More
Released in 2016, Langin is an early maturing, medium short variety with very high yield potential and excellent baking quality. Stripe rust resistance and acid soil tolerance are very good and winterhardiness is excellent. Langin has shown strong adaptation across the High Plains. Straw strength is marginal for high yield environments. Learn More
Avery is a 2015 release derived from a cross between TAM 112 and Byrd. Avery is similar to Byrd in drought tolerance and other agronomic characteristics, with slightly later maturity, larger kernel size, with improved straw strength. Avery has proven yield across a wide geography, from Texas to South Dakota. From its parentage, Avery withstands WSMV pressure through wheat curl mite resistance. Learn More
Released in 2011, Byrd is still the most widely planted variety in Colorado. Byrd is among the yield leaders, showing consistent performance under drought stress or high moisture conditions. Byrd has good test weight, with very good end-use quality. Byrd established the use of the wheat curl mite resistance gene in the PlainsGold lineup, providing effective resistance to viral infections, including WSMV. Learn More
PlainsGold Brawl CL Plus
Released in 2011, Brawl CL Plus is a two-gene Clearfield
® variety that has shown stable performance over a wide geography for several years. Two genes for tolerance to Beyond™ herbicide allows growers to add methylated seed oil to the tank mix to increase effectiveness of the herbicide, especially on jointed goatgrass. Brawl CL Plus has demonstrated very good ability to maintain higher grain protein with increasing yield levels. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Learn More
Released in 2011, Denali is a hard red winter wheat variety that has performed well across the High Plains region. Denali has excellent test weight, resistance to Hessian fly, good straw strength and good milling properties. Denali exhibits excellent yields in irrigated conditions as well. Denali can also be accessed through Kansas Wheat Alliance. Learn More
With consistently high dryland yields and superior drought tolerance, Hatcher’s long-term stability has made it one of the most widely planted varieties in Colorado since 2001. Hatcher has an established reputation for recovering well from poor stands and has maintained an intermediate level of resistance to stripe rust since its release. Learn More