PlainsGold 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, Snowmass 2.0, Monarch and Thunder CL, for example, are all eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills UltraGrain® Premium Program.
Tech sheets can be downloaded using the links below.
Released in 2018, Monarch is an open market hard white variety with excellent straw strength and excellent irrigated yield potential. Monarch has very good stripe rust resistance and quality similar to Breck, but with very low polyphenol oxidase (PPO), a property desired by end users that reduces browning of baked goods, a benefit in whole grain applications. Manage for high yield with adequate fertility. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
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 is included in the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium 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. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
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. Click here to download a tech sheet and 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. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
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. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
Released in 2014, Sunshine is a high-yielding variety with good sprouting tolerance and very good milling and baking quality. Superior straw strength and protein deviation makes this variety suited for premium management under irritation or higher rainfall production zones. Sunshine also has good drought tolerance making it well adapted for dryland production from the southern to northern High Plains. Proceed with caution if mite transmitted viruses are a concern on your farm, Sunshine is susceptible. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.