Ag stats: 2021 Colorado winter wheat varieties report (revised)

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Published Saturday, March 6, 2021

Note: The USDA issued revisions to this report March 5, 2021, which are reflected in the information below.

Colorado wheat producers seeded an estimated 1.95 million acres to winter wheat in the fall of 2020 for harvest in 2021, up 50,000 acres from the 2020 crop.

  • Langin was the most popular variety seeded in Colorado, for the second consecutive year, planted on 20.7 percent of the acreage for the 2021 crop compared with 20.1 percent for the 2020 crop.
  • Avery was the second most popular variety, accounting for 14.2 percent of the acreage.
  • Byrd maintained third place by accounting for 13.1 percent of the acreage.
  • Crescent AX moved up from ninth place to fourth place with 5.5 percent of the acreage.
  • Hatcher maintained fifth place with 4.8 percent of the acreage. The top five varieties accounted for 58.3 percent of the acreage seeded.
  • Brawl CL Plus maintained sixth place with 4.1 percent of the acreage.
  • Denali claimed seventh place with 3.1 percent of the acreage.
  • Byrd CL Plus claimed eighth place with 2.9 percent of the acreage seeded this year.
  • LCS Mint moved down from eight place to ninth place by accounting for 2.8 percent of the acreage seeded.
  • Snowmass 2.0 completes the top ten with 2.6 percent of the acreage seeded. 

The top ten varieties represented 73.8 percent of the state's total acreage seeded for the 2021 crop. The 2020 top ten varieties accounted for 70.6 percent of the total seeded acreage. Colorado wheat producers reported that 47.6 percent of their seed planted was certified wheat seed. The survey of winter wheat producers in Colorado was not sampled to provide a direct expansion of the seeded acreage by variety or a measure of the sampling error.

 Winter Wheat: Reported Percent Planted by Variety, Colorado, 2014-2021 1/ 

 Variety 

2014 

2015 

2016 

2017 

2018 

2019 

2020 

2021 

Langin 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.2 

9.0 

20.1 

20.7 

Avery 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.7 

12.9 

13.0 

18.8 

14.2 

Byrd 

14.8 

28.5 

33.2 

24.7 

28.4 

14.9 

12.8 

13.1 

Crescent AX 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.6 

5.5 

Hatcher 

25.2 

18.0 

13.5 

10.8 

5.0 

3.8 

4.1 

4.8 

Brawl CL Plus 

2.3 

12.8 

9.0 

10.8 

7.7 

6.4 

2.8 

4.1 

Denali 

0.5 

1.2 

3.9 

2.1 

2.9 

2.1 

0.6 

3.1 

Byrd CL Plus 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.7 

2.9 

LCS Mint 

---- 

---- 

0.5 

2.4 

1.6 

1.3 

1.9 

2.8 

Snowmass 2.0 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.1 

2.6 

TAM 112 

2.5 

1.6 

2.1 

---- 

1.4 

---- 

2.5 

2.5 

Canvas 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.2 

2.3 

WB 4792 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.7 

Breck 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.5 

0.9 

1.6 

TAM 114 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.7 

1.1 

0.6 

1.6 

WB 4418 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

1.1 

Fortify SF 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.9 

Incline AX 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

4.4 

0.8 

Oakley CL 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.6 

1.1 

1.2 

0.7 

Antero 

0.6 

1.4 

1.2 

1.5 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.6 

NuGrain 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.5 

---- 

0.6 

WB 4515 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.4 

0.6 

Prairie Red 

2.2 

0.6 

---- 

0.9 

---- 

0.5 

---- 

0.5 

Ripper 

4.4 

2.9 

0.7 

0.8 

---- 

---- 

---- 

0.5 

AP503 CL2 

---- 

0.8 

0.6 

0.9 

1.2 

---- 

---- 

0.4 

Winterhawk 

1.4 

2.3 

3.6 

2.8 

0.7 

0.9 

1.6 

0.4 

Other & Unk 2/ 

46.1 

29.9 

31.7 

41.6 

35.7 

44.9 

22.7 

9.4 

TOTAL 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

100.0 

 1/ Dashes indicate either none or minor amount reported. 2/ Includes minor and older varieties that have become less popular. Source: USDA/NASS Colorado Agricultural Statistics Service 

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