WACO, Texas — Hard red winter wheat results from McLennan County Extension test plot. Kevin Huffman cooperator. TAM 114 provided the highest yield of 56.7 bushels/A, followed by Gallagher at 54.2 bu/A, and WB 4792 at 51.5 bu/A. All moistures for varieites were adjusted to 14% moisture when calculating yield. The average bushels per acre for the plot was 49 bu/A. Seven varieties produced over 50 bushels an acre. The average test weight across all the varieties was 57. TAM 115 provided the heaviest test weight (60). Percent moisture at harvest averaged 13 % of these 14 varieties with a range of 13.3 % to 12.2 % percent moisture. Price/A varied from $345.89/A to $265.64/A, a difference of $80/A. The average $/A for the plot was $300.
The varieties producing the highest grain yield naturally generate the highest gross income and net income. Production practices and cost of production were equal for all varieties. Rainfall amounts have more effect on yield than any other single factor. Producers should consult results from multiple years of previous result demonstration handbooks to determine how a variety will perform under various growing conditions of Central Texas before deciding on a specific variety to plant. Special thanks to Kevin Huffman and family for providing the land, planting, managing and harvesting this plot. Thanks to Dr. Fernando Guillen-Portal, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Small Grains Specialist for providing technical support and for procuring seed used in this trial.
Trade names of commercial products used in this report is included only for better understanding and clarity. Reference to commercial products or trade names is made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Texas A&M University System is implied. Readers should realize that results from one experiment do not represent conclusive evidence that the same response would occur where conditions vary.
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