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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: GENETIC BASES FOR THE BIOCHEMICAL DETERMINANTS OF WHEAT QUALITY Title: Registration of 'mccormick' Wheat

Authors
item Griffey, C - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Rohrer, W - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Pridgen, T - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Brooks, W - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Chen, J - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Wilson, J - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Dabati, D - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Brann, D - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Rucker, E - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Behl, H - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Vaughn, M - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Sisson, W - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Randall, T - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Corbin, R - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Kenner, J - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Dunaway, D - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Pitman, R - VA POLYTECHNIC INST.
item Bockelman, Harold
item Gaines, Charles
item Long, David
item McVey, Donald
item Cambron, Sue
item Whitcher, Lynda

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: June 30, 2005
Publication Date: July 31, 2005
Citation: Griffey, C.A., Rohrer, W.L., Pridgen, T.H., Brooks, W.S., Chen, J., Wilson, J.A., Dabati, D., Brann, D.E., Rucker, E.G., Behl, H.D., Vaughn, M.E., Sisson, W.L., Randall, T.R., Corbin, R.A., Kenner, J.C., Dunaway, D.W., Pitman, R.M., Bockelman, H.E., Gaines, C.S., Long, D.L., Mcvey, D.V., Cambron, S.E., Whitcher, L.C. 2005. Registration of 'mccormick' wheat. Crop Science. 45:417-419.

Interpretive Summary: New wheats must be released into growing regions every year. A new wheat named ‘McCormick’ was released for the soft red winter wheat market class in May 2002 by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. McCormick is broadly adapted to the region, having performed well over most of the Eastern U.S. soft red winter wheat production region. Besides producing high grain yield in the field and volume weight, McCormick provides the wheat industry with a good quality pastry wheat cultivar that has resistance to most disease and insect pests prevalent in the region.

Technical Abstract: ‘McCormick’ (Reg. no. CV-959, PI 632691) is a soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) developed and released May 2002 by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station. McCormick wheat was named in tribute of Robert Hall of Walnut Grove in Rockbridge County, VA, and his sons, including Cyrus Hall McCormick, William Sanderson McCormick, and Leander James McCormick. Their inventing, perfecting, manufacturing, and marketing of the mechanical grain reaper ushered in the era of modern agriculture and wrought one of the greatest advancements in agricultural history. McCormick wheat is broadly adapted and has performed well over most of the soft red winter wheat production region. In addition to high grain yield and volume weight, McCormick provides the wheat industry with a good pastry-quality cultivar that has resistance to most disease and insect pests prevalent in the region.

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