University Researchers Curate Wheat Database

Growers and researchers who need variety testing data on Pacific Northwest wheat crops don’t have to worry about sorting through decades of datasets themselves. A team of researchers from the University of Idaho, Washington State University and Oregon State University have done it for them. Funded by grower dollars from the Idaho Wheat Commission, the team created Western Agricultural Variety Explorer (WAVE), a curated database with information on thousands of wheat variety trials dating back 22 years.