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. Breck, Snowmass, Sunshine and Thunder CL, for example, are all eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program.
Released in 2018, Monarch is a Hard white winter variety with excellent straw strength and very high irrigated yield potential. Monarch has very good stripe rust resistance and quality similar Breck, but with very low polyphenol oxidase (PPO), a property desired by end users that reduces browning of baked good, a benefit in whole grain applications. Manage for high yield with adequate fertility. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed only.
Released in 2018, Snowmass 2.0 is the next generation of Ultra Grain White Wheat. With its leading yield potential under dryland and irrigated environments, Snowmass 2.0 should pay dividends when managed correctly. It will be included in the Ardent Mills Ultra Grain program, providing premiums above HRWW based on protein. To ensure you get the maximum premium and ROI, manage fertility and crop health to capitalize on environments favorable for higher protein. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
Released in 2017, Breck is an open market hard white variety included in the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program. Outside of contracting through Ardent Mills, Breck can be sold into other mills and markets. Breck has excellent test weight and lower polyphenol oxidase (PPO), providing opportunities in the Asian noodle market. Breck also offers excellent yield, sprouting tolerance and resistance to stripe rust. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Learn More
Antero is a yield-leading hard white winter wheat across the High Plains, including Colorado, Western Kansas and Western Nebraska. Antero exhibits good drought tolerance, very good test weight, and excellent stripe rust resistance. Learn More
Snowmass is a hard white variety with unique end-use quality, enabling it to be contracted with premium through the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Program. Snowmass combines good dryland yields and good test weight with good milling and excellent baking characteristics. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed. 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, excellent straw strength, 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. Learn More
Released in 2014, Sunshine is a high-yielding variety with very good milling and excellent baking quality. Sunshine is included in the CWRF Ardent Mills Ultragrain® Premium Program. Sunshine also has good drought tolerance and is well adapted for both dryland and irrigated production in the High Plains region. Learn More