Bentley Wheat

Bentley Wheat“OSU has a strong history of producing high performing wheat varieties and Bentley only adds to this proud tradition,” said Jeff Edwards, head of the OSU Department of Plant and Soil Sciences. “The OSU Wheat Improvement Team is dedicated to meeting the needs of Oklahoma wheat producers and we’re excited about the ways Bentley will help them continue to thrive and succeed.”
Bentley is new wheat variety developed by the Oklahoma State University as a hardy wheat type ideal for high drought situations and late winter freezes.

“Bentley’s drought resistance is equal to or slightly better than Iba, which is currently our best adapted variety for drought” said Brett Carver, the lead researcher for the OSU WIT, an interdisciplinary team of nine OSU researchers responsible for developing the variety.

Bentley is a hard red winter wheat, which has earned it the 2015 Millers Award presented by the Wheat Quality Council. Making it one of two to earn the award.