The 2020 Kansas Performance Tests with Winter Wheat Varieties report is now online. The Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station annually compares both new and currently grown wheat varieties across different regions in Kansas. These performance tests generate unbiased information designed to help Kansas growers chose the best wheat varieties for their cropping system.
In this report, you will find a recap of the 2019-20 wheat crop, with a detailed discussion of factors that made this year a very challenging growing season for some Kansas wheat producers. From extreme drought and harsh spring freezes, to an almost stress-free growing season; variability is the key word explaining the 2020 winter wheat growing season in Kansas. Different parts of the state were exposed to different levels of stresses, resulting in very different crop conditions and yield levels. More importantly, the results of the 2020 wheat variety performance tests are also shown.
Producers and crop consultants can use this resource to help select wheat varieties for their operation by checking for varieties that show a consistently good performance in their region.
Click here to access the online version of the variety performance test results. Results from previous years are available at http://www.agronomy.k-state.edu/services/crop-performance-tests/winter-wheat/index.html