Field Crops

BENTLEY WHEAT

#2482 | TRITICUM AESTIVUM

BENTLEY FACT SHEET

Summary

A hard red winter wheat, Bentley features excellent grain yielding ability under challenging climate conditions, including moderate but chronic drought stress & late winter freezes.It also fits well in dual-purpose grazed systems and in minimum-tillage systems promoting the development of multiple leaf spotting diseases. Bentley’s drought resistance is equal to or slightly better than Iba, which is currently our best adapted variety for drought, but it has much better leaf hygiene in the presence of leaf spotting diseases, particularly tan spot & physiological leaf spot. Bentley is best suited for growth in southwestern and central Oklahoma and areas extending north, east & possibly into south central Kansas. Its use in the panhandle should be limited to dryland conditions. Producers should wait until early September to plant Bentley due to possible heat-sensitive germination and the variety should not be harvested late because of the potential for below-average test weight. Consider Bentley as a genetic background complementary to what’s currently available in Duster, Gallagher & Iba. It will offer competitive yield in the presence of multiple yield-limiting factors, with drought being the main factor. Bentley was named after Walter Dimmitt Bentley, a former educator turned farmer who served as the first director of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service from 1914 to 1916 and as assistant director of Extension from 1917 until his sudden death in 1930.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
5 - Midwest
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
6, 7
Temperature Zone
Warm, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall
Plant Depth
1.5"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
42° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
14,000
Kingdom
Plantae
Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
Super Division
Spermatophyta
Division
Magnoliophyta
Class
LILIOPSIDA
Subclass
COMMELINIDAE
Order
CYPERALES
Family
POACEAE
Genus
TRITICUM
Species
TRITICUM AESTIVUM

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 60-90 lbs per acre

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Field Crops

EXCELLENT YIELD POTENTIAL

Forage & Grazing

GOOD FORAGE PRODUCTION

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