The 2019 Washington, Oregon and North Idaho Preferred Wheat Varieties brochure is produced by the PNW wheat commissions in an effort to provide quality data on varieties grown in the region.
Varieties are ranked statistically by quality groupings within each class based on end-use quality from grain, milling and product quality testing. Quality scores reflect a minimum of three years’ data in the genotype and environment (G&E) study conducted by the USDA/ARS Western Wheat Quality Lab (WWQL) in Pullman, WA.
The brochure represents the collaborative efforts of the WWQL, the Washington State University (WSU) Wheat Quality Lab, the Oregon State University Cereal Quality Lab and the University of Idaho Wheat Quality Lab, along with the university cereal grains extension trial programs of the three states. Growers are encouraged to consult the Washington State Crop Improvement Association (WSCIA) Seed Buying Guide and the various university variety testing programs for details on agronomic characteristics for varieties.
The Preferred Wheat Varieties brochure is available on various websites including those of the three Pacific Northwest grain and wheat commissions, the WSCIA website and WSU’s small grain website.
If you would like additional copies of the brochure as you make them available to producers, please contact the Washington Grain Commission (509) 456-2481; Oregon Wheat Commission (503) 467-2161 or Idaho Wheat Commission (208) 334-2353.