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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: REGISTRATION OF ‘CHOPTANK’ WHEAT)

Author
item Costa, J
item Griffey, C
item Bockelman, Harold
item Cambron, Sue
item Chen, Xianming
item Cooper, A
item Gaines, Charles
item Graybosch, Robert - Bob
item Grybauskas, A
item Kratochvil, R
item Long, David
item Shirley, E
item Whitcher, Lynda

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/20/2005
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
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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