Hard Red Spring Wheat
Chet, a tall hard red spring wheat from Washington State University, is our best variety option for low-rainfall areas of eastern Washington and Oregon.
Chet has very good adult plant stripe rust resistance, Hessian fly resistance, excellent test weight, very good aluminum tolerance, tall plant height with good straw strength, and very good-to-excellent yield potential across low rainfall areas of the PNW. Chet should replace Hollis and Kelse acres in low rainfall areas due to superior yield, test weight, protein content, and stripe rust resistance.
Yield Potential is Very Good–Excellent
Test Weight is Excellent
Protein is Excellent
Maturity is Medium–Later
Height is Tall
Quality is Most Desirable
Straw Strength is Very Good
Stripe Rust is Very Good Adult Resistance1
Hessian Fly is Resistant
Aluminum Tolerance is Excellent
1Early season application of fungicides should be considered to limit seedling infection.
Bred to Dominate the Field
Two-Year Variety Testing Data from 2015-2016
|Variety||<12″ Yield (BU/A)||12″-16″ Yield (BU/A)||Test Weight (LBS/BU)||Protein (%)||Hessian Fly*|
|LCS Buck Pronto||21||42||59.8||16.1||S|
<12″ Precip (Bickleton, Horse Heaven, Lind) 2015-2016, 5 loc/years
12″-16″ (Almira, Endicott, Lamont, Reardan) 2015-2016, 3 loc/years
*Hessian fly ratings from the University of Idaho. R = Resistant, S = Susceptible.
Foundation seed of Chet is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquires, contact Washington Genetics or by phone at (509) 659-4020. U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for this cultivar is approved.
Dryland Wheat Areas <14″ Annual Precipitation
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 smallgrains.wsu.edu.