|Costa, Jose - University Of Maryland|
Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/30/2007
Publication Date: 1/6/2007
Citation: Costa, J.M., Griffey, C.A., Bockelman, H.E., Cambron, S.E., Cooper, A., Graybosch, R.A., Grybauskas, A., Kratochvil, R.J., Jin, Y., Marshall, D.S. 2007. Registration of 'Chesapeake' Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 1:26-27.
Interpretive Summary: Chesapeake is a new variety of soft red winter wheat, adapted to the mid-Atlantic States. It has hish grain yields, good agronomic performance and improved disease resistance.
Technical Abstract: ‘Chesapeake’ (Reg. No. CV-1011, PI 643935) is a soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) that was jointly developed and released by the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, and the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 2005. Chesapeake is named after the scenic bay that separates Maryland’s and Virginia’s shores. Chesapeake has performed well in Maryland and Virginia. It is a high-yielding cultivar with medium stature, excellent powdery mildew [caused by Blumeria graminis (DC) E.O. Speer f. sp. tritici Ém. Marchal] resistance and early heading date.