Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/30/2003
Publication Date: 1/20/2004
Citation: Lewellen, R.T. Registration of sugarbeet germplasm lines c927-4, c929-62, c930-19, and c930-35 with resistance to rhizomania, virus yellows, and bolting.. Crop Science. 2004. v. 44. p. 359-361. Interpretive Summary: The development of multiple disease resistant germplasm of sugarbeet is a continuing challenge. Diseases such as rhizomania, virus yellows, and curly top can drastically affect sugarbeet performance. For over-wintered production in California, a high level of non-bolting tendency is needed. Sugarbeet germplasm lines C927-4, C929-62, C930-19, and C930-35 were developed and released to the beet sugar industry. These lines combine multiple disease resistance particularly to rhizomania and virus yellows. They should be useful to the industry as a source of multiple resistance in highly productive backgrounds. They also demonstrate the usefulness of S1 progeny evaluation and selection to improve sugarbeet germplasm and breeding lines.
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