|HORSE HEAVEN HARD WINTER WHEAT – 2005 WSU VARIETY TESTING DATA
- Attached is the 2005 Hard Winter Wheat data from the WSU Variety Testing nursery at the Horse Heaven location. Average yield was 39.7 bu/ac that is over 50% higher than historical yields at this location. Contributing to the higher than average yield was excellent germination and emergence during fall 2004. Timely spring precipitation also contributed significantly. (NOTE: 2-5 year averages are not included in this data set since the 2004 nursery was not harvested due to poor emergence).
- Historical averages can be found on the WSU Variety Testing web site for the 2003 data set: http://variety.wsu.edu/2003/2003_Original_Tables/2003_Hard_Winter_Wheat.xls
- Stripe rust was present in the hard winter wheat at the Horse Heaven location. Varieties most severely infected were Hatton and Moreland as noted in the lower yields.
- Eltan is included in the nursery as a yield check variety.