Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506


Wheat Quality Laboratory (WQL)


The primary objectives of the Wheat Quality Lab (WQL) are to:

1) measure kernel, flour and bread baking properties of the wheat lines being developed in the KSU Wheat Breeding Program by wheat breeders Dr. Allan Fritz (Manhattan) and Dr. Guorong Zhang (Hays)

2) collaborate with faculty, research staff and graduate students in Grain Science and other departments on campus as well as with the USDA-ARS-CGHAR in studies to determine influence of genetics,environment and handling factors on wheat and flour quality

3) provide technical assistance to the wheat marketing efforts of Kansas Wheat, U.S. Wheat Associates, Wheat Quality Council
and K-State Research and Extension


The WQL also functions as a service lab, providing an unbiased assessment of hard winter wheat and flour quality and end-use value to all sectors of the wheat industry through wheat and flour testing services. 

wheat products