Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 30, 2007
Publication Date: January 6, 2007
Citation: Costa, J.M., Griffey, C.A., Bockelman, H.E., Cambron, S.E., Cooper, A., Graybosch, R.A., Grybauskas, A., Kratochvil, R.J., Jin, Y., Marshall, D.S. 2007. Registration of 'Chesapeake' Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1:26-27.
Interpretive Summary: Chesapeake is a new variety of soft red winter wheat, adapted to the mid-Atlantic States. It has hish grain yields, good agronomic performance and improved disease resistance.
‘Chesapeake’ (Reg. No. CV-1011, PI 643935) is a soft red winter
wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) that was jointly developed
and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station,
Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and
the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2005. Chesapeake
is named after the scenic bay that separates Maryland’s and
Virginia’s shores. Chesapeake has performed well in Maryland
and Virginia. It is a high-yielding cultivar with medium stature,
excellent powdery mildew [caused by Blumeria graminis (DC) E.O.
Speer f. sp. tritici Ém. Marchal] resistance and early heading date.