Category: Timely Topics – Variety Selection

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“The Vagaries of Varieties” Podcast

Episode 43 of Wheat All About It! is an interview with Ryan Higginbotham about the Variety Testing Program. Ryan Higginbotham, director of Washington State University’s…

2017 WSU Variety Testing Results

Winter wheat harvest results from the 2017 WSU Cereal Variety Testing Program are complete and posted on our website.  Spring wheat and barley results will…

Why It Is Important To Calibrate Your Seed Drills

Some producers across the state are in the middle of harvest while others have sent the last grain truck to the elevator and are getting…

“Plotting Wheat’s Way Forward” Podcast

WSU Small Grain’s Cereal Variety Testing Program field days are well underway. Recently, Ryan Higginbotham, Regional Extension Specialist for the Cereal Variety Testing program at…

Raising the Quality Bar

Each spring the Idaho, Oregon and Washington grain commissions publish the Preferred Wheat Varieties brochure.  The document ranks current commercial wheat varieties based on their…

FAQ: WSU Wheat and Barley Research and Royalties

Washington State University breeds cereals for diverse climates in Washington, with a focus on locally important resistance traits and high standards while training the next…

Jasper, WSU’s 100th Released Variety

In 2015, WSU released a new soft white winter wheat cultivar named Jasper, which was the 100th cultivar released from the University.  Unfortunately, in the…

New Publication Addresses Managing the Risk of Low Falling Numbers

Low Falling Numbers has been a big issue for eastern Washington wheat growers this season. Discounts for grain with falling numbers below 300 are causing serious…

Washington Association of Wheat Growers Falling Number Update

Falling Number Blues Low falling numbers, which have struck distinct regions of Eastern Washington periodically have shown up once again in the 2016 crop. This…

Recent Weather Could Affect Wheat Quality

As wheat harvest gets started in Washington, recent rainfall and cool temperatures have some growers worried about Mother Nature’s fickle ways with their crop.  Rainfall…
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