South Central

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South Central Recommended Varieties

(Updated for 2016)

Recommended varieties listed by 3-year average yield performance (bu/acre) in University of Nebraska variety trials conducted in the South Central region. Click on the variety name for variety description and seed sources.

Variety (Brand) Yield (bu/a)

NE10589 (Ruth) (Husker Genetics)


Mattern * (Husker Genetics)

Freeman (Husker Genetics) 44
Overland (Husker Genetics) 44
WB-Cedar (WestBred) 41

* Specialty (waxy) wheat. Can be planted only as an identity-preserved variety.

For more detailed information about Nebraska Extension wheat variety trials, including sites, conditions, and detailed data, visit these sites:

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