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Many of the spring wheat varieties planted in North Dakota are products of the spring wheat breeding program at NDSU. Under the direction of Dr. Mohamed Mergoum, the program strives to develop varieties that have a balance of strong agronomic traits and excellent end-use quality. While the main focus of the program is hard red spring wheat varieties, white wheat and specialty wheats such as herbicide resistance and solid stem (sawfly resistant) varieties are also of importance.

Other major spring wheat breeding programs include:

University of Minnesota
South Dakota State University
Montana State University

View the links below for more information on spring wheat breeding and varieties.


HRS Varieties Released by NDSU

Historical list of hard red spring wheat varieties released by NDSU.

Annual Survey of Varieties Planted in North Dakota

Overviews the leading varieties planted in North Dakota for hard red spring, durum and hard red winter wheat each year.