The WSU Variety Selection app is a one stop shop for wheat and barley growers and allied agribusiness industry in Washington looking for information on wheat and barley variety adaptation and performance across the different climatic regions of eastern Washington. Users are able to select the class of wheat or barley of interest and precipitation zone that most closely aligns with their production system to focus their search. They can then select the variety characteristics of most importance and sort or filter their search results as needed.
This app provides multi-year, regional averages for yield, test weight, grain protein, plant height, and heading date based on precipitation zone for soft white winter, hard red winter, soft white spring, and hard red spring wheat varieties along with spring barley. Ratings for stripe rust, cephalosporium stripe, strawbreaker foot rot, snow mold, winter survival, emergence, lodging, hessian fly, aluminum tolerance, end use quality, and falling numbers are also updated regularly. Data used in this app is generated by the WSU Extension Cereal Variety Testing Program in collaboration with wheat breeders, plant pathologists, entomologists, and cereal quality specialists from Washington State University, USDA-ARS, and University of Idaho. The Washington Grain Commission provides the funding to support the variety trials that produce the data used in this app.