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 trails, the following materials are available to producers:
- 2018-2019 Wheat variety survey detailing info on top planted HRW and HWW wheat varieties based on data from NCIA and NWB for the 2018-2019 crop year.
- 2018-2019 Nebraska Crop Improvement Association Seed Guide including descriptions of all certified seed varieties (public and private) and where respective varieties can be purchased.
- 2018 Fall Seed Guide 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.
- Wheat, Triticale and Barley product brochure 2018 includes feature analysis (disease ratings, winter hardiness, straw strength, etc.) and descriptions of all UNL varieties for wheat, triticale and barley.
- USDA Wheat Variety Survey indicating which varieties were most popular for planting in 2016 2015. For previous years’ data, contact the local USDA NASS office at 402-437-5541.