Darwin Ediger, Meade, Kansas, proved high yielding wheat can have superior milling and baking quality with his entry in the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest. His 6.48 acre plot of WB 4458 (WestBred) yielded 103.18 bushels per acre, making Ediger the winner of the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest from the Western Region.
Governor Sam Brownback also officially awarded Ediger with the Quality Award for the contest at the Kansas State Fair on September 17, along with a $250 prize.
“Darwin’s winning wheat yielded more than 100 bushels per acre and still won the quality contest. That is pretty amazing,” Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat CEO, said. “The sample’s mix time of more than 11 minutes with overall dough strength ‘raised’ this sample to the top this year.”
Ediger’s sample, along with the other entrants into the Quality Initiative component of the Kansas Wheat Yield Contest, was graded by the Kansas Grain Inspection Service and analyzed for quality by the ADM Milling Lab in Kansas City.
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