TAM 111 Is State’s Top Wheat Variety for 2012
Kansas wheat farmers planted more TAM 111 variety than any other in the fall of 2012, according to the Wheat Varieties report, released by Kansas Agricultural Statistics on Feb. 3.
TAM 111 was planted on 12.6% of the state’s estimated 9.5 million planted acres, up from 11.6% in 2011. The Kansas Wheat Alliance variety Everest was planted on 8% of the acres, to claim second; Armour from WestBred was planted on 7.5% of the acres to claim third place.
Rounding out the top 10 are Fuller (5.5%) and TAM 112 (5.2%), Postrock (4.9%); Art (4.3%), Duster (2.6%), Jagger (2.5%) and Hatcher (2.4%).
Blended varieties, though not included in rankings by variety, were planted on 9.0% of the state’s planted acreage, mostly in north central, east central and central Kansas. Hard White varieties accounted for 2.2% of the state’s acreage, unchanged from last year. Danby was the leading Hard White variety, accounting for just over 50% of the white wheat acreage. Most of the white wheat was planted in southwest Kansas.
Other tidbits from the report, which is available online here:
* Even after all these years, Karl/Karl 92 is still planted on 0.03% of the state’s wheat acreage. Jagger (2.5%) and 2137 (0.8%) remain on the variety list.
* In central and north central Kansas, Armour and Everest are the top two varieties.
* In eastern and south central Kansas, Everest is the number one variety.
* In western Kansas, TAM 111 is far and away the top variety.
More than 4,210 farmers responded to the Wheat Varieties survey. The annual report is funded by the Kansas Wheat Commission.