Submitted to: Overseas Varietal Analysis Project: Hard Red Spring Wheat
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/1/2001
Publication Date: 10/1/2001
Citation: Hareland, G.A. 2001. Overseas varietal analysis of hard red spring wheat - 2000 crop. Overseas Varietal Analysis Project: Hard Red Spring Wheat. p. 2-10. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: Wheat that is commercially grown in the US is evaluated yearly for milling and baking performance quality by Federal and State government testing laboratories. Through the Wheat Quality Council, breeder's experimental lines are evaluated for agronomic characteristics and milling and baking performance qualities, which are used as criteria for selecting and releasing cultivars for commercial production. Over 90% of the US cultivars have been tested through the Wheat Quality Council. The annual wheat quality survey and test results have typically benefitted domestic millers and bakers. However, since over half of the US wheat production is exported, overseas users of US wheat need to be better informed of the quality traits of specific cultivars that would potentially meet their milling and baking requirements. Through the Overseas Varietal Analysis (OVA) program, information on wheat/flour quality from overseas users will be shared with US industry on a cultivar specific basis. Wheat samples will be submitted by cultivar name from respective wheat class regions of the US. Cultivars will be collected on an export region basis. Samples will be milled and distributed to overseas cooperators through arrangements made by US Wheat Associates (USW) foreign offices (FOs). Cooperators will analyze flour samples for dough processing, end use performance, and overall acceptability that will be compiled and distributed to US producers, breeders, quality laboratories, the grain trade, and participating overseas cooperators. Some cooperators may wish to receive the whole wheat to determine milling performance as well.