This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2020 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 1.90 million acres to winter wheat in the fall of 2019 for harvest in 2020, down 250,000 acres from the 2019 crop. Langin was the most popular variety seeded in Colorado, up from third place last year, and planted on 20.1 percent of the acreage for the 2020 crop compared with 9.0 percent for the 2019 crop. Avery was the second most popular variety, accounting for 18.8 percent of the acreage, up from 13.0 percent for the 2019 crop. Byrd moved down from first to third place by accounting for 12.8 percent of the acres seeded for 2020. Incline AX claimed fourth place with 4.4 percent of the acreage. Hatcher moved up from sixth to fifth place with 4.1 percent of the acreage, an increase from 3.8 percent of last year’s crop. The top five accounted for 60.2 percent of the acreage seeded. Brawl CL Plus moved down from fourth to sixth place with 2.8 percent of the acreage, a decrease from 6.4 percent of the acreage last year. TAM 112 claimed seventh place with 2.5 percent of the acreage. LCS Mint moved up from eleventh to eighth place by accounting for 1.9 percent of the acreage seeded. Crescent AX was at ninth place with 1.6 percent of the acreage seeded this year. Winterhawk completes the top ten with 1.6 percent of the acreage seeded.
The top ten varieties represented 70.6 percent of the state’s total acreage seeded for the 2020 crop. The 2019 top ten varieties accounted for 60.2 percent of the total seeded acreage. Colorado wheat producers reported that 32.8 percent of their seed planted
was certified wheat seed. The survey of winter wheat producers in Colorado was not sampled to provide a direct expansion of the seeded acreage by variety or a measure of the sampling error.