Ryan

Soft White Spring Wheat

Ryan is a broadly-adapted soft white spring wheat released in 2016 by Washington State University that may be grown in all production zones of the Pacific Northwest. It has early maturity, very good adult resistance to stripe rust, shorter height with very good straw strength, good test weight, Hessian fly resistance, aluminum tolerance, and excellent yield potential in low, intermediate, high rainfall, and irrigated production areas. Ryan uniquely packages early maturity, top-end yield potential, and yield protection traits compared to soft white spring wheat varieties including Whit, Babe, Diva, Louise, and others.

Agronomics

Yield Potential is Excellent

Test Weight is Good

Maturity is Early

Height is Medium Short

Quality is Most Desirable

Straw Strength is Very Good

Disease Resistance

Stripe Rust is Very Good Adult Resistance

Hessian Fly is Resistant

Aluminum Tolerance is Excellent

Bred to Dominate the Field

Two-Year Variety Testing Data from 2015-2016

C.V.%

LSD (0.05)

6

2

8

3

1

0.2

5

0.2

Variety
*club
>20” Yield (BU/A) 12″-16″ Yield (BU/A) Test Weight (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Falling Numbers (SEC)
Ryan 81 48 59.4 11.3 325
Seahawk 81 49 60.6 12.1 315
Melba* 80 48 60.2 11.7 315
Diva 79 48 59.9 11.5 358
Tekoa 82 44 60.5 11.6 304
JD* 76 47 61.1 12.2 324
WB6121 77 44 60.1 12.8 287
Louise 74 45 58.2 11.7 332
Whit 74 45 58.4 11.7 299
WB6341 72 45 58.7 10.8 252
WB-1035CL+ 58 39 57.9 12.9 295

20″ Precip (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2015–2016, 6 loc/years 12″–16″ (Almira, Endicott, Lamont, Reardan) 2015–2016, 4 loc/years

Falling number based on 9 location average in 2015 (5) and 2016 (4)


Availability:

Foundation seed of Ryan is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries contact Washington Genetics or by phone (509) 659-4020 U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for this cultivar is pending.

View WSU Variety Ryan in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Wheat Areas >12″ Precipitation

Dryland wheat areas with greater than 12 inches of precipitation in the Pacific Northwest.


Support for the development of this variety was provided by Washington State University, the USDA, and the Washington Grain Commission. For more information please visit WSU Small Grains.

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