Selection of Hard White Winter Wheat

Opportunity

Available for Licensing

Breeder

Esten Mason​, Wheat Breeder and Project Leader

Colorado State University:
Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program
Wheat Variety Guide

At A Glance

Since inception of the CSU Wheat Breeding Program in 1963, over 40 improved wheat varieties have been developed and released by our program. Over the years, CSU wheat variety releases have provided continuous improvements in grain yield and yield stability, disease and insect resistance, and end-use quality. Producers in Colorado continue to see advantages in growing CSU varieties, as demonstrated by the 2016 wheat variety survey showing that nearly 70% of the Colorado wheat acreage is planted to CSU-developed wheat varieties.

Since 1994, all varieties from our program have been released through a unique partnership between CSU, the Colorado Seed Growers Association (CSGA), and the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation (CWRF). Under this agreement, ownership and marketing rights to the varieties are transferred to the CWRF who works with CSGA member growers to produce and distribute registered and certified seed. Since 2012, CWRF varieties are marketed under the PlainsGold Brand.

 

Licensing Director

Jillian Lang
Jillian.Lang@colostate.edu
970-491-7100

Reference: Per Individual Variety

Hard White Winter Wheat Varieties

 

Monarch

Pedigree: CO07W722-F5/Snowmass//CO07W722-F5
Plant Variety Protection: Yes
PlainsGold Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 18-102

Description:

  • Released in 2018, Monarch is an open market hard white variety with excellent straw strength and excellent irrigated yield potential.
  • Very good stripe rust resistance and quality similar to Breck, but with very low polyphenol oxidase (PPO)
  • Manage for high yield with adequate fertility.
  • Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
  • Cultivar Tech Sheet
Snowmass 2.0

Pedigree: CO07W22-F5/Snowmass//Brawl CL Plus
Plant Variety Protection: Yes
PlainsGold Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 18-101

Description:

  • Released in 2018, Snowmass 2.0 is the next generation of Ultra Grain White Wheat.
  • Leading yield potential under dryland and irrigated environments
  • Included in the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program, providing premiums above HRWW based on protein
  • Manage fertility and crop health to capitalize on environments favorable for higher protein.
  • Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
  • Cultivar Tech Sheet
Breck

Pedigree: Denali/HV9W07-482W//Antero
Plant Variety Protection: Yes
PlainsGold Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 18-015

Description:

  • Released in 2017, Breck is an open market hard white variety included in the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program.
  • Excellent test weight and lower polyphenol oxidase (PPO)
  • Offers excellent yield, sprouting tolerance and resistance to stripe rust.
  • Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed.
  • Cultivar Tech Sheet
Snowmass

Pedigree: KS96HW94//Trego/CO960293
Plant Variety Protection: Yes
PlainsGold Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 10-018

Description:

Hard White Winter Wheat – Herbicide Resistant Varieties

 

Thunder CL

Pedigree: KS01-5539 / CO99W165
Plant Variety Protection: Yes
PlainsGold Variety Info & Contact
Ref. No.: 09-020

Description:

  • 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.
  • High yields, good stress tolerance, excellent straw strength, good test weights and superior milling and baking qualities.
  • Excellent irrigated wheat variety that is eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program.
  • Cultivar Tech Sheet
Last updated: February 2021
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