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Hard White Wheat

UI Announces Accelerated Breeding for Hard White Spring and Winter Wheat

In the coming five years, the Aberdeen wheat breeding program will devote 50% of its resources on hard white spring and winter wheat, 20% on soft white spring, and 30% on hard red spring and winter as well as specialty wheat such as waxy and biofuel wheat. Development of a soft winter wheat variety will be conducted through collaborative efforts with the wheat breeding program in Moscow. 

Monday, March 10, 2014
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All Wheat Acres Planted in the Northwest Region Down 3 Percent for 2014
Barley Acres Planted in the Northwest Region Down 6 Percent from Last Year
Northwest Region Expected to Plant 650,000 Acres of Corn in 2014

Wheat producers, in Idaho, expect to plant 1.20 million acres of wheat for harvest this year, down 8 percent from 2013.
Winter wheat acres planted are estimated at 700,000 acres, down 9 percent from last year. Planted acres of Durum wheat, in Idaho, are estimated at 11,000 for 2014, unchanged from the previous year. Spring wheat planted acres, excluding Durum, are expected to total 490,000 acres, down 8 percent from last year.