McPherson County extension holds pre-plant wheat meeting

By Chris Swick
August 18, 2015

McPherson County Research and Extension hosted their annual pre-plant wheat meeting this past week and Agriculture and Natural Resource Agent Jonie James says that T-158 was the top variety in the county this year.

“It's had a really good track record in McPherson County the past few years,” James said. “Its average yield was 68 bushels to the acre.”

James says the next in line was Westbred 4458.

“4458 came in at 66 bushels to the acre,” James said. “And then, after that, we really do not see a statistical difference between these varieties. They're yields ranged from 63 bushel to the acre to 59 bushel to the acre.”

Those varieties included Cedar, Winter Hawk, 1863, Ruby lee, Garrison, Gallagher and T-154.