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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of ‘choptank’ Wheat

Authors
item Costa, J - UNIV OF MARYLAND
item Griffey, C - VIRGINIA POLYTECH INST
item Bockelman, Harold
item Cambron, Sue
item Chen, Xianming
item Cooper, A - UNIV OF MARYLAND
item Gaines, Charles
item Graybosch, Robert
item Grybauskas, A - UNIV OF MARYLAND
item Kratochvil, R - UNIV OF MARYLAND
item Long, David
item Shirley, E - UNIV OF MARYLAND
item Whitcher, Lynda

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: June 20, 2005
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Citation: Costa, J.M., Griffey, C.A., Bockelman, H.E., Cambron, S.E., Chen, X., Cooper, A., Gaines, C.S., Graybosch, R.A., Grybauskas, A., Kratochvil, R.J., Long, D.L., Shirley, E., Whitcher, L.C. 2006. Registration of ‘choptank’ wheat. Crop Sci. 46:474-476.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Choptank’ is a soft red winter wheat that was jointly developed and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2004. Choptank has performed well in Mary land, Virginia and Delaware and provides growers with a high-yielding cultivar with short stature, excellent powdery mildew resistance and early heading date.

Technical Abstract: ‘Choptank’ (Reg. no. CV-976, PI 639724) is a soft red winter wheat (triticum aestivum L.) that was jointly developed and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2004. Choptank is named after the longest scenic river on Maryland Eastern shore, which flows 70 miles from the western part of Delaware through Maryland and into the Chesapeake Bay, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Choptank has performed well in Mary land, Virginia, and Delaware and provides growers with a high-yielding cultivar with short stature, excellent powdery mildew [caused by Blumeria graminis (DC.) E.O. Speer f. sp. tritici Em. Marchal]resistance and early heading date.

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