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ISSUE DATE: 05/28/2012

New wheat variety making amber waves

By Jennifer M. Latzke

A new wheat variety is making waves on the High Plains--amber waves.

Denali is a hard red winter wheat variety with a Colorado heritage that has the potential for top dryland and irrigated yields in Colorado and throughout the High Plains.

Breeders at the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station first identified the particularly promising wheat cross in 2005 during a stripe rust epidemic in Colorado. "This particular cross was really interesting, it showed a very high level of stripe rust resistance overall," explained Scott Haley, Colorado State University breeder. "I recall my crew scratching their heads, wondering why I wanted so many lines selected from this cross. We began cooperative testing with Kansas State University in trials out in western Kansas. Hatcher is a variety that has done well in western Kansas and this one was showing to be about 8 percent or so better than Hatcher."

In 2010, Colorado submitted the experimental Denali line to the Southern Regional Performance Nursery for testing in plots from Texas to South Dakota. The breeders found that it did exceptionally well in western Kansas.


Deadline approaches for three FSA programs
Get new employees started right
Managing pond weed problems
Petty, Farmland begin 'Bacon a Difference' program
Revisiting volatility
USDA offers grants to provide rural broadband service


Changes ahead for Zeorian Harvesting crew
Chicot County wheat growers begin the harvest
DNA barcodes help scientists track wheat aphids
Drought rekindles interest in rainfall harvesting
Drought tolerance and its effect on the corn crop
Extension offers drought workshop
Field to Table Tour set for June 11
Grand Prairie Center to host rice expo
Harvest off to an early start for Misener Family Harvesters
Hoffman Harvesting celebrating 40th anniversary
Hoffman Harvesting starts cutting in Texas
Kansas Wheat Day is May 30
New wheat variety making amber waves
Osowski crew heads south from North Dakota
Osowski crew joins All Aboard Wheat Harvest
Rain delays Roland Harvesting team
Rural grocery summit set for June 5 to 6
State climatologist: East Texas in surprisingly good condition
Thomas County Wheat Plot Tour set for June 5


Advanced Swine Reproduction Seminar offered
Bison meat sales top $278M in 2011
Cattle on feed numbers released
Certified Angus Beef opens new culinary center
DCHA selects producers for Leadership Program
Extension’s Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series begins
Hog wild
Molecular tool helps scientists discover viruses in poultry
Pork exports post strong first quarter growth
RWDCA seeks award applicants
Scientists study genetic diversity in cattle
Student athlete wins 'Telling the Beef Story' contest
Study shows growth potential with proposed American Royal facility
Turning food waste into energy
USDA announces lamb products purchase
World Pork Expo will feature business seminars


Experience firsthand
Food guilt
In a cage with the devil
Proving Washington critics wrong
Spittin' contest
The Peoples' Department: 150 years of USDA


Education in peril
Impact accounting
Just a scoop full
New miticide/insecticide formulation launches
No easy path to solving America's obesity problems
No easy path to solving America's obesity problems
There is a job for you


Ada livestock auction report
Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Clovis livestock auction report
Colorado feeder cattle auction summary
Corn, soybean planting progresses
Crop planting progresses rapidly
Dalhart livestock auction report
Denison feeder cattle auction report
Early harvest, early planting
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
Grain, soybean bids higher
Hay trade slow
Hay trade slow, prices not well tested
Hot, dry, windy conditions prevail
Joplin regional cattle sales report
Lexington livestock market report
Most of state gets rain
Pasture, range conditions decline significantly
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
San Angelo livestock auction report
Sigourney feeder cattle auction report
Soybean planting advances rapidly
Springfield dairy heifer sale
Warm, dry weather allows for fieldwork progress
Weather helps corn, soybean planting


Noxious spotted knapweed thriving


Ashley has room for everyone
Avoiding contractor scams after a storm
Caterpillars in trees
Delicious no fuss deserts
Expand your tomato experience
Extension to host food preservation workshop
Garden starter solutions' usefulness fading
Lightning can strike even when skies look clear
Make a summer fun list
Nebraska to host national 4-H shooting sports contest
Okla. trees showing signs of drought stress
Pesticides make lawn clippings risky
Prickly porcupines
Rocky Mountain Farmers Union awards scholarships
Salmon back in the running
Youth learn to make their own pizza

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