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Products Trial Data

Hard Red Spring Wheat

Hard Red Spring (HRS) Wheat used to be confined to Western dryland states but new disease-resistant varieties and improved management techniques have made spring wheat a viable and profitable crop in the Upper Midwest. HRS Wheat is planted early in the spring and yields higher test weight and higher protein grain than Hard Red Winter Wheat. We source high yielding, good standing, and disease resistant varieties from University and private breeding programs to maximize returns for growers in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.
Spring Wheat Agronomic Basics

Forefront Spring Wheat

High Yielding

  • High yield potential and test weight
  • Tall growing semi-dwarf variety, can lodge on rich soils
  • Early maturing
  • Above average protein content
  • Moderate resistance to Fusarium Head Blight (Scab), Leaf Rust & Stem Rust
  • Good fit for hotter, drier growing conditions
  • Released by SDSU

Shelly Spring Wheat -NEW!

Top Yielder!

  • Top yield, shorter height, widely adaptable
  • Yields equal to Prosper but with slightly higher protein grain
  • Later maturing than Prevail or Forefront
  • Good disease resistance package
  • 2016 University of Minnesota release

Bolles Spring Wheat

Yield + Quality

  • Unprecedented protein and yield combination
  • Highest baking quality rating
  • Excellent leaf rust resistance
  • 2015 U of MN release
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