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.
Yield Potential is Excellent
Test Weight is Good
Maturity is Early
Height is Medium Short
Quality is Most Desirable
Straw Strength is Very Good
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
|>20” Yield (BU/A)||12″-16″ Yield (BU/A)||Test Weight (LBS/BU)||Protein (%)||Falling Numbers (SEC)|
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)
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.
Dryland Wheat Areas >12″ 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.