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Variety Selection and Testing


Virtual Field Days Information

Field Days have been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are offering virtual field days which will be available on the WSU CAHNRS YouTube channel in playlist format. Field days are being recorded at Lind, Reardan/Davenport, Dayton, and Pullman, as well as our live virtual field day recorded on July 8, 2020. Contact Clark Neely with questions or comments.

Direct Questions to:

Clark Neely
Extension Agronomist 
Phone: 509-335-1205


Report Findings Include:

  • Yield (BU/A) – 2, 3, and 5-Year Average Yields
  • Test Weight (LBS/BU)
  • Protein (%)
  • Plant Height
  • Head Date (Julian Days)
  • Lodging (%)

Timely Topics


The WSU Extension Cereal Variety Testing Program provides growers and the agribusiness industry with comprehensive information on the adaptation and performance of winter and spring wheat and barley varieties across the different climatic regions of eastern Washington. The program also provides WSU and USDA/ARS wheat breeding programs a uniform testing and evaluation program for preliminary wheat and barley lines to assist in determinations for variety release recommendations to the Washington Agricultural Research Center.

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