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Soft White Winter Wheat

Devote is a soft white winter wheat developed and released in 2019 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Devote was named in honor of all the past winter wheat breeders of WSU who devoted so much effort into developing germplasm for the low rainfall regions of the state. It is best adapted to the <15″ annual rainfall production regions of Washington and Idaho. Devote has excellent yield potential under these dry conditions, and can take advantage of excess moisture during the growing season when it comes. It has excellent emergence from deep planting and very good cold tolerance. Devote also has an excellent disease package, combining stripe rust resistance, strawbreaker foot rot resistance, snow mold tolerance, and Fusarium crown rot tolerance.


Yield Potential is Excellent

Protein is Good

Test Weight is High

Maturity is Medium-Late

Height is Medium

Quality is Desirable

Disease Resistance

Stripe Rust is Excellent Adult Resistance

Strawbreaker Foot Rot is Excellent

Snow Mold is Similar to Otto

Fusarium Crown Rot is Tolerant

Three-Year Variety Testing Data 2017 – 2019


LSD (0.05)









Variety <12″ Yield (BU/A) 12″-16″ Yield (BU/A) Test Weight (LBS/BU) Protein (%)
Devote 65 99 61.3 10.3
Otto 62 98 60.1 10.4
Xerpha 67 109 59.8 9.8
Curiosity CL+ 63 99 60.5 10.1
Northwest Duet 65 109 60.2 10.4
Bruehl 60 97 58.3 10.4

<12″ Precip (Connell, Harrington, Lind, Ritzville, St. Andrews) 2017–2019, (Horse Heaven) 2017-2018, 17 loc/years

12″–16″ Precip (Almira, Anatone, Creston, Reardan) 2018–2019, (Lamont) 2018–2019, 14 loc/years


For seed inquiries please call Washington Genetics at (509)-659-4020 or contact your local seed dealer.

Signed grower agreements are required.

View WSU Variety Devote in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Grain Production Area

WSU Devote soft white winter wheat production area.

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