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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of ‘louise’ Wheat

Authors
item Kidwell, K - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Shelton, G - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Demacon, V - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Burns, J - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Carter, B - DECAGON DEVICES PULLMAN
item Chen, Xianming
item Morris, Craig
item Bosque Perez, N - UNIV OF IDAHO, MOSCOW

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 1, 2005
Publication Date: May 1, 2006
Citation: Kidwell, K.K., Shelton, G.B., Demacon, V.L., Burns, J.W., Carter, B.P., Chen, X., Morris, C.F., Bosque Perez, N.A. 2006. Registration of ‘Louise’ wheat. Crop Sci. 46:1384-1386.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Louise’ soft white spring wheat (PI 634865) was developed and jointly released in August 2005 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University in cooperation with the Agricultural Experiment Stations of the University of Idaho and Oregon State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Louise was released as a replacement for the soft white spring variety ‘Zak’ in the intermediate to high rainfall (>400 mm of average annual precipitation), non-irrigated wheat production regions of Washington State based on its superior end-use quality, high grain yield potential, high-temperature adult-plant resistance to local races of stripe rust, and partial resistance to the Hessian fly.

Technical Abstract: ‘Louise’ soft white spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) (Reg. No. CV-987, PI 634865) was developed and jointly released in August 2005 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University in cooperation with the Agricultural Experiment Stations (AESs) of the University of Idaho and Oregon State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Louise was named in honor of Dr. Louise Slade, Kraft Food Fellow, Kraft Foods, whose extraordinary contributions to the advancement of cereal chemistry have greatly expended our understanding of and ability to improve the baking quality improvement of soft wheat, and Kriquet 'Louise' Kidwell, Dr. Kidwell’s beloved niece. Louise was released as a replacement for the soft white spring variety ‘Zak’ (Kidwell et al., 2002) in the intermediate to high rainfall (>400 mm of average annual precipitation), non-irrigated wheat production regions of Washington State based on its superior end-use quality, high grain yield potential, high-temperature adult-plant resistance to local races of stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici) and partial resistance to the Hessian fly [Mayetiola destructor (Say)].

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