• Gasser Wheat A New Grain for Alaska

      Taylor, R.L.; Brinsmade, J.C. (University of Alaska, Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, 1955-10)
      Developed from the hybrid Diamond x Khogot by the Alaska Agricultural Experiment Station, Gasser wheat was released to seed producers in 1955. This variety exhibits an excellent combination of high yield and agronomic desirability m Alaska. It is superior to the standard variety Khogot in lodging resistance, shattering resistance, and grain quality. Gasser wheat is not satisfactory for commercial milling and baking. Its chief value in Alaska will be as a feed for poultry and livestock. Gasser is recommended for production in the Matanuska and Tanana Valleys when a wheat crop is desired. Later maturing than other cereals, Gasser must be planted early to insure maturity during the short growing season. Cultural recommendations are the same as for other cereals.