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Title: Registration of Camelot Wheat

item BAENZIGER, P - University Of Nebraska
item Graybosch, Robert
item NELSON, L - University Of Nebraska
item KLEIN, R - University Of Nebraska
item BALTENSPERGER, D - University Of Nebraska
item XU, LAN - University Of Nebraska
item WEGULO, S - University Of Nebraska
item WATKINS, J - University Of Nebraska
item Jin, Yue
item Kolmer, James - Jim
item Hatchett, Jimmy
item Chen, Ming-Shun
item Bai, Guihua

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/11/2009
Publication Date: 9/11/2009
Citation: Baenziger, P.S., Graybosch, R.A., Nelson, L.A., Klein, R.N., Baltensperger, D.D., Xu, L., Wegulo, S.N., Watkins, J.E., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J.A., Hatchett, J.H., Chen, M., Bai, G. 2009. Registration of 'Camelot' Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 3:256-263.

Interpretive Summary: Hard red winter wheat production in the Great Plains has become increasingly centered on marginally productive lands. Demand for corn for food and fuel uses, and for soybean for food products, has increased maize and soybean production on more productive ground, and under irrigation. If wheat producers are to continue to meet the domestic and export demand for winter wheat, high yielding cultivars for dryland production are essential. A recently developed hard red winter wheat, named ‘Camelot’ will assist in meeting this demand. The pedigree of Camelot contains well known winter wheats, including Redland, Roughrider and Lancer. Camelot was evaluated in Nebraska replicated yield nurseries starting in 2002, in the Northern Regional Performance Nursery in 2005 and 2006, and in NESVT in 2005 to 2007. In the NESVT, it is widely adapted and consistently among the top grain yielding cultivars throughout the state (Table 1) with better performance in western NE. The overall end-use quality characteristics for Camelot are superior to many commonly grown wheat cultivars. Camelot should be acceptable to the milling and baking industries. The Nebraska Foundation Seed Division, Department of Agronomy and Horticulture, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68583 had foundation seed available to qualified certified seed enterprises who are members of the NuPride Genetics Network in 2008. The U.S. Department of Agriculture will not have seed for distribution.

Technical Abstract: 'Camelot ' (PI 653832) hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed cooperatively by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS and released in 2008. In addition to researchers at the releasing institutions, USDA-ARS researchers at Manhattan, KS, and St. Paul, MN, participated in the development of Camelot. Camelot was selected from the cross KS91H184/Arlin Sib//KS91HW29/3/NE91631/4/ VBF0168 that was made in 1995. Camelot was selected as an F3:4 line (F3-derived line in the F4 generation) in 1999, and in 2001 was assigned experimental line number NE01604. Camelot was released because of its superior grain yield performance, disease resistance, and end-use quality under non-irrigated production in Nebraska and adjacent states.