This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2016 Crop, conducted by the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Mountain Regional Field Office. The survey was funded by the Colorado Wheat Administrative Committee.

Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 2.25 million acres to winter wheat in the fall of 2015 for harvest in 2016, down from 2.40 million acres seeded for the 2015 crop. Byrd was the most popular variety seeded in Colorado for the second consecutive year, planted on 33.2 percent or almost one-third of the acreage for the 2016 crop compared with 28.5 percent for the 2015 crop. Hatcher was, once again, the second most popular variety by accounting for 13.5 percent of the acreage, down from 18.0 percent for the 2015 crop. Brawl CL Plus retained third place by accounting for 9.0 percent of the acres seeded for 2016. Snowmass continued to occupy fourth place with 6.1 percent of the acreage, compared with 4.3 percent of last year’s crop. TAM 111 claimed fifth place with 4.0 percent of the acreage, an increase from 2.7 percent of the acreage last year. The top five varieties accounted for 65.8 percent of the acreage seeded. Denali became the sixth leading variety with 3.9 percent of the acreage seeded, up from 1.2 percent and eleventh place last year. Winterhawk kept seventh place with 3.6 percent of the acreage. TAM 112 continued in the eighth place ranking by accounting for 2.1 percent of the acreage seeded. SY Wolf entered the top ten for the first time at ninth place with 1.3 percent of the acreage seeded this year. Antero completes the top ten with 1.2 percent down
slightly from 1.4 percent of the acreage seeded last year.

The top ten varieties represented 77.9 percent of the state’s total acreage seeded for the 2016 crop. The 2015 top ten varieties accounted for 76.0 percent of the total seeded acreage.

Download the full report here:  CO_Winter_Wheat_Var_01292016

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