Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/11/2010
Publication Date: 9/1/2010
Publication URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10113/47161
Citation: Lewis, J.M., Siler, L., Perry, K.W., Souza, E.J., Yanhong, D., Brown Guedira, G.L., Jiang, G., Ward, R. 2010. Registration of ‘Red Amber’ Wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 4:215-223. Interpretive Summary: This note announces the release of a new soft red winter wheat, Red Amber, for Michigan and Ontario with superior quality and grain yield. The cultivar was developed by the Michigan State University wheat breeding program and will be available to farmers for production. The Soft Wheat Quality Laboratory of the USDA-ARS coordinated and conducted quality analyses for the development of this cultivar.
Technical Abstract: ‘Red Amber’ (Reg. No.__________ PI _______) soft red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and released March 28, 2008 in a licensing agreement through Michigan State University (MSU) Technologies. Red Amber was selected from the cross ‘2555’ / ‘Lowell’ made in 1995 at MSU. The variety is an F10 derived line, and the original experimental number with MSU is MSU Line D8006R. In addition to standard yield test criteria, milling and baking performance was also employed as a criteria for selection. Red Amber was released because of its good grain yield, high flour yield, and powdery mildew resistance. Red Amber is well adapted to Michigan. The name was given because it is the first red wheat released from a breeding program that was previously dedicated to white wheat breeding and because amber is valued for its color quality.