WestBred LLC - Southern Great Plain

WESTBRED LLC ­ SOUTHERN GREAT PLAINS [p. 17]

14604 South Haven Road, Haven, KS 67543, U.S.A.

 

Sid Perry, Roy Dare, and Robynn Sims.

2004 was the first year of operating as WestBred LLC, formerly Goertzen Seed Research. Our research focus continues to be directed to both hard red and hard white winter wheat cultivars for the southern Great Plains. We look forward to the addition of germ plasm and expertise provided by our new association with Western Plant Breeders.

Roy Dare joined our program as a research assistant in the spring of 2004, responsible for off-site testing, and breeder seed increases. Roy had most recently worked for the USDA­ARS at Weslaco, TX.

We have released a new hard red cultivar Santa Fe, which possesses a strong foliar protection package, along with very good agronomics, and is well suited for the central corridor of the southern plains. Yields have been equal or better than the leading new cultivars for the central region. The quality of Santa Fe is acceptable. Certified seed will be available in 2005 through the AGSECO network of seed producers.