Winter Wheat

About the Soft Red Winter Wheat Tests

This report is a contribution of the Division of Plant Science & Technology, University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources. The work was supported by fees paid by the companies submitting varieties for evaluation. To select a commercial variety intelligently, producers need a reliable, unbiased, up-to-date source of information that will permit valid comparisons among available varieties. The objective of the University of Missouri's performance testing program is to provide this information. The tests are conducted under as uniform conditions as possible. Small plots are used to reduce the chance of soil and climatic variations occurring from one plot to another. Results obtained should aid the individual grower in judging the relative merits of many of the commercial soft red winter wheat varieties available in Missouri today.