Great Plains Region

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Great Plains Region Map


Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, South Dakota


24,211,000 (2010)

Wheat Classes

Hard Red Winter, Hard White Winter, Soft Red Winter

Number of Mills



Grain quality, weed management and wheat cleanliness, Hessian fly and aphid management/control, foliar diseases, root diseases, Fusarium head blight, post-harvest sprout tolerance, drought and heat stress, spring freeze damage, grazing stress, yield

USDA-ARS Research Labs

Lincoln, NE; Stillwater, OK; Temple, TX; Manhattan, KS, including Regional Hard Winter Wheat Quality Lab and Small Grains Genotyping Lab

Key Regional Universities

Colorado State University, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, New Mexico State University, South Dakota State University

Key Products

Hard Red Winter = bread, hard rolls, flat breads, general purpose flour, Asian style noodles

Export Destinations

Nigeria, Mexico, Japan, Peru, Morocco