Soft White Winter Wheat
Otto is a soft white common wheat developed and released in 2011 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Otto was named in honor of Otto Amen, a former state representative, WSU alumnus, and wheat producer who established an endowment to fund dryland wheat research in Washington. Otto provides a combination of excellent yield potential and excellent disease resistance in dryland winter wheat production areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Otto is best adapted to regions of Washington, Idaho, and Oregon where Eltan, Bruehl, and Xerpha are currently grown.
Yield Potential is Excellent
Protein is Good
Test Weight is Similar to Eltan
Maturity is Equal to Eltan
Height is Equal to Eltan
Quality is Desirable
Stripe Rust is Excellent
Strawbreaker Foot Rot is Similar to Madsen
Snow Mold is Equal to Eltan
Bred to Dominate the Field
Five-Year Variety Testing Data 2013 – 2017
|<12″ Yield (BU/A)||12″-16″ Yield (BU/A)||Test Weight (LBS/BU)||Protein (%)|
<12″ Precip (Connell, Harrington, Horse Heaven, Lind, Ritzville, St. Andrews) 2013–2017, 24 loc/years
12″–16″ Precip (Almira, Anatone, Creston, Lamont) 2013–2017, (Reardan) 2015–2017, 25 loc/years
Foundation seed of Otto is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries please contact Washington Genetics or (509) 659-4020. U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for Otto was issued in 2014.
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 WSU Small Grains.