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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CHARACTERIZATION OF HOST-PATHOGEN INTERACTIONS IN BARLEY AND WHEAT

Location: Cereal Crops Research

Title: Registration of ‘Faller’ Spring Wheat

Authors
item Mergoum, Mohamed - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV.
item Frohberg, Richard - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV.
item Stack, Robert - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV.
item Rasmussen, Jack - NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIV.
item FRIESEN, TIMOTHY

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2008
Publication Date: September 1, 2008
Citation: Mergoum, M., Frohberg, R.C., Stack, R.W., Rasmussen, J.W., Friesen, T.L. 2008. Registration of ‘Faller’ Spring Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. (3) 2:224-229

Interpretive Summary: ‘Faller’ hard red spring wheat (HRSW) was developed at North Dakota State University (NDSU) and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES). Faller was derived from a hard red spring experimental line with good resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB). This resistant parent is known to possess the Fhb1 quantitative trait locus derived from ‘Sumai3’. Sumai3, a spring wheat from China, is arguably the most widely used source of resistance to FHB in the world. Faller was released because it combines very high yield with good end-use quality and resistance to FHB and leaf diseases.

Technical Abstract: ‘Faller’ (Reg. No. CV-1026, PI 648350) hard red spring wheat (HRSW) (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed at North Dakota State University(NDSU) and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES). Faller was derived from the ND2857/ND2814 cross made at NDSU in fall 1997. ND2857 (ND2709/ND688) is a hard red spring experimental line with good resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB)(caused by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe [telomorph Gibberella zeae(Schwein.) Petch]) originating from ND2709, a line known to possess the Fhb1 quantitative trait locus derived from ‘Sumai3’ (PI 481542). Sumai3, a spring wheat from China, is arguably the most widely used source of resistance to FHB in the world. Both ND2709 and ND688 are HRSW experimental lines developed by the NDSU breeding program. ND2814 (‘Kitt’ [PI 518818]/‘Amidon’ [PI 527682]/3/‘Grandin’ [PI 531005]/‘Stoa S’ [PI 520297]) is an HRSW line developed by the NDSU HRSW breeding program. Kitt is an HRSW cultivar released in 1975 by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS, while Amidon, Grandin, and Stoa are HRSW cultivars released by NDAES in 1988, 1989, 1984, respectively. Faller was produced from a bulk of one purified F4:5 plot selected in 2001 at Christchurch, New Zealand. Faller was released because it combines very high yield with good end-use quality and resistance to FHB and leaf diseases.

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