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New wheat boasts higher yields for Dakotas

TAGS: Genetics
Sarah McNaughton Wheat field
NEW VARIETY: Higher yields are seen in the Dakotas with new wheat variety, WB9606, from WestBred.
A balance of yield, protein and standability is a highlight of the new line for Dakota-based farms.

A new WestBred spring wheat variety available for planting this year continues the drive to bring new genetics to market with increased yield and profit potential for growers in the Dakotas.

“This new spring wheat variety was a national winner in the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest, illustrating the performance potential of the product,” says Jeff Koscelny, Global Wheat Business Strategy lead for Crop Science, a division of Bayer. “It also represents the next WestBred wheat entries with good straw strength and disease packages.”  

WB9606 is a medium- to late-maturing hard red spring wheat variety with excellent yield potential and suited for growers in the northern High Plains. It serves as a companion variety to WB9719 and is best suited for dryland acres west of Highway 281 in North Dakota and central and western South Dakota. 

“WB9606 showed excellent standability and grew well from start to finish,” says Lynn Kinnischtzke in Glen Ullin, N.D. “It was a really thick, nice-looking wheat field that neighbors commented on all season long. At harvest, it was easy to thrash, and we were happy with the yield we made with it.

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