2009 Annual Report
1a.Objectives (from AD-416)
Evaluation of wheat quality in entries from the regional wheat nurseries of the eastern U.S. in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Evaluation of early crop samples prior to fall planting decisions.
1b.Approach (from AD-416)
Evaluation of regional wheat nurseries of the eastern U.S. in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Within each year grain samples will be received at the SWQL from regional nursery coordinators and evaluated at the laboratory by Ohio State University technicians using standard American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) methods for grain milling and flour evaluation. Quality evaluations will be submitted to staff at the SWQL for summary and delivery to the cooperators before the end of the calendar year in which they are submitted. Nurseries include the Eastern Uniform Soft Winter Wheat Performance Nursery, the Southern Regional Performance Nursery, the Gulf and Western Nursery, the Eastern Soft White Winter Wheat Nursery. Summaries of information will be posted on the web by SWQL for use by researchers and the public. Evaluation of early crop samples prior to fall planting decisions. Agronomists with Ohio State University will submit samples in July of each year for wheat quality evaluation. Quality evaluations will be submitted to staff at the SWQL for summary and delivery to the cooperators before the end of August in the calendar year in which they are submitted.
The Soft Wheat Quality Laboratory (SWQL) evaluated the following regional nurseries, the Uniform Southern Nursery, The Uniform Eastern Winter Wheat Nursery,the Southern Uniform FHB Regional Nursery, the Northern Regional Winter Wheat Scab Nursery, the Gulf Atlantic Wheat Nursery, the Mason Dixon Winter Wheat Nursery, and the Uniform Eastern Soft White Winter Wheat Nursery.
The results of all the regional wheat nurseries can be viewed at http://www.ars.usda.gov/News/News.htm?modecode=36-07-05-00. Data also was sent to cooperators via e-mail in the nurseries and were included in USDA-ARS reports of the nurseries.
The SWQL evaluations of the breeding lines in these nurseries are typically the last evaluation prior to release of new cultivars. Therefore, they are integral to the release process by breeders in the Eastern United States. The regional nurseries are the best quality comparison among breeding lines being considered from release and serve as the baseline for judging the adequacy of quality prior to release of new breeding line.
ADODR Monitoring: An annual report was filed in July 2009. Bi-monthly planning meeting were used to coordinate activities between the OSU and SWQL staff. Daily and weekly level coordination was managed through e-mail and regular weekly laboratory staff meetings.