The Nebraska Wheat Board supports research and breeding programs with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and USDA ARS in an effort to improve agronomic performance of varieties for producers, and end-use quality characteristics for millers, bakers and consumers. Different varieties of wheat have different characteristics that make them more suitable to some growing regions of the state over others. NWB encourages producers to consider using Certified Seed and to examine the different sources of data available to them when making decisions on which varieties to plant.
For information on current varieties available and their respective characteristics and performances in trials, the following materials are available to producers:
- 2022 Variety Survey detailing info on top planted HRW, HWW and HRS wheat varieties based on data from NCIA and NWB.
- 2020 small grains catalog includes feature analysis (disease ratings, winter hardiness, straw strength, etc.) and descriptions of all UNL varieties for wheat, triticale and barley.
- 2019 – 2020 Nebraska Crop Improvement Seed Guide including descriptions of all certified seed varieties (public and private) and where respective varieties can be purchased.
- Fall Seed Guides by UNL Extension includes the 3-year trial data for all varieties (public or private) that were submitted and planted in UNL-run variety test plots.
Nebraska Wheat has been keeping track of state varieties since 1955.