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
Byrd CL Plus is a two-gene Clearfield™ version of Byrd. It is higher yielding than Brawl CL Plus, and agronomically similar to Byrd.
Whistler is a hard red winter wheat with high yields, late maturity, medium-tall height, fair straw strength, and very good stripe and stem rust resistance.
PlainsGold Incline AX
Incline AX was the first wheat variety to be released as part of the CoAXium™ Wheat Production System, which combines a patented herbicide-tolerance trait (AXigen™), elite varieties, a new branded herbicide (Aggressor™) and a comprehensive industry stewardship package. Incline AX is tolerant to Aggressor™ , a Group 1 herbicide labelled for use in wheat to control grassy weeds including feral rye, downy brome and jointed goatgrass. Learn More
Released in 2016, Langin is an early maturing semi-dwarf with very high yields 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 and better water absorption. Avery is resistant to greenbug, and also contains a gene for wheat curl mite resistance, which provided very effective tolerance to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in 2017 Learn More
Released in 2011, Byrd has been the most widely planted variety in Colorado since 2015. Byrd is among the yield leaders, showing consistent performance under dryland and irrigated conditions.
Byrd also has good test weight, excellent drought tolerance and superior end-use quality. Byrd is resistant to greenbug, and also contains a gene for wheat curl mite resistance, which provided very effective tolerance to Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus in 2017. 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 feral rye. Brawl CL Plus has demonstrated very good ability to maintain higher grain protein with increasing yield levels. 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