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Wheat Resources

Winter Wheat Variety Trial Results

Crop performance testing results are released annually through the activities of SDSU Extension and the South Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station at SDSU.

Questions regarding this report can be directed to Jonathan Kleinjan, SDSU Extension Crop Production Associate.



Research and its funding are an integral part of success in agriculture.  Growing wheat efficiently and economically is as important to the profitability equation for wheat farmers as is marketing.  Wheat checkoff dollars provide for continuing success and new research in the areas of:  Wheat Variety Development; Wheat Production and Management; Disease, Weed and Pest Control; New Technology; Crop Quality Evaluation; and Market Research.

Wheat Publications

Wheat Publications

From wheat disease identification to management practices to maximize yield, several publications are available from the South Dakota Wheat Commission:

iGrow Wheat: Best Management Practices for Wheat

Diagnosing Wheat Production Problems – 1998

Wheat Disease Identification – January 2017

2019 Wheat Pest Management Guide

Archived Publications

Consumer Information

Consumer Information

Wheat, a cereal grass of the genus Triticum (family Poaceae) and its edible grain, is one of the oldest and most important of the cereal crops.
Although most wheat is grown for human food, and about 10 percent is retained for seed, small quantities are used by industry for production of starch, paste, malt, dextrose, gluten, alcohol, and other products.

Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize that grains – particularly whole grains – are a valued and important step toward healthy living….