Wheat variety Wesley

Wesley, developed by the USDA-ARS in cooperation with Nebraska and co-released by those institutions with South Dakota,  is a moderately early maturing, moderately short height variety with excellent straw strength. It is bronze chaffed, similar in color to Jagger. Compared to 2137, it has similar adaptation and yield on optimum production soils and sites in the central and northern Great Plains. Wesley is more winterhardy, about 2 days later heading, slightly shorter, with similar protein and test weight patterns. As a result of its tolerance to stripe rust, it has become the most widely grown irrigated wheat in Nebraska. 

  • Noncomplementary varieties include: Heyne, Karl, Karl 92, Norman, and Plainsman V.
More variety characteristics in the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association 2016 Seed Guide (see chart on page 17)

Contact the following certified seed growers for this variety:

  • Larson Cattle Co., Potter, 308-235-5312
  • Cullan Farms, Hemingford, 308-487-5288
  • Roberts Seed, Axtell, 308-743-2565