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Colorado Winter Wheat Varieties


This report provides the results of the Winter Wheat Seedings by Variety Survey, 2022 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 2.15 million acres to winter wheat in the fall of 2021 for harvest in 2022, down 50,000 acres from the 2021 crop. Langin was the most popular variety seeded in Colorado, for the third consecutive year, planted on 17.0
percent of the acreage for the 2022 crop compared with 20.7 percent for the 2021 crop. Byrd moved up from third place to second place by accounting for 10.6 percent of the acreage seeded. Avery moved down from second place to third place by accounting for 10.2
percent of the acreage seeded. Crescent AX maintained fourth place with 9.0 percent of the acreage. Hatcher maintained fifth place with 5.2 percent of the acreage. The top five varieties accounted for 52.0 percent of the acreage seeded. Fortify SF claimed sixth place
with 5.1 percent of the acreage. Byrd CL Plus moved up from eighth place to seventh place with 4.3 percent of the acreage seeded. Guardian claimed eighth place with 2.4 percent of the acreage. LCS Mint maintained ninth place by accounting for 1.9 percent of the acreage seeded. WB 4515 completes the top ten with 1.8 percent of the acreage seeded.

The top ten varieties represented 67.5 percent of the state’s total acreage seeded for the 2022 crop. The 2021 top ten varieties accounted for 73.8 percent of the total seeded acreage. Colorado wheat producers reported that 57.8 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.

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