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Research Project: Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops

Location: Wheat Health, Genetics, and Quality Research

Title: Registration of ‘Puma’ soft white winter wheat

Author
item CARTER, A - Washington State University
item JONES, S - Washington State University
item CAI, X - North Dakota State University
item LYON, S - Washington State University
item BALOW, K - Washington State University
item SHELTON, G - Washington State University
item HIGGINBOTHAM, R - Washington State University
item Chen, Xianming
item Engle, Douglas
item Baik, Byung-Kee
item GUY, S - Washington State University
item MURRAY, T - Washington State University
item Morris, Craig

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/1/2014
Publication Date: 8/25/2014
Citation: Carter, A.H., Jones, S.S., Cai, X., Lyon, S.R., Balow, K.A., Shelton, G.B., Higginbotham, R.W., Chen, X., Engle, D.A., Baik, B.V., Guy, S.O., Murray, T.D., Morris, C.F. 2014. Registration of ‘Puma’ soft white winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 8(3):273-278.

Interpretive Summary: Resistance to strawbreaker foot rot, stripe rust, and Cephalosporium stripe are important traits for winter wheat cultivars produced in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The objective of this research was to develop an adapted winter wheat cultivar with effective resistance to these diseases. ‘Puma’ soft white winter wheat was developed and released in August 2013 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Puma is a semidwarf cultivar adapted to intermediate to high rainfall, unirrigated wheat production regions of Washington. Puma is resistant to strawbreaker foot rot, has high-temperature, adultplant resistance to the stripe rust pathogen, is tolerant to Cephalosporium stripe, is intermediate in height, has midseason maturity, and has a high test weight and grain yield potential. Puma has end-use quality properties similar or superior to those of ‘Stephens’, ‘Brundage 96’, and ‘Xerpha’.

Technical Abstract: Resistance to strawbreaker foot rot (caused by Oculimacula yallundae Crous & W. Gams and O. acuformis Crous & W. Gams), stripe rust (caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Eriks.), and Cephalosporium stripe (caused by Cephalosporium gramineum Nisikado and Ikata) are important traits for winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars produced in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. The objective of this research was to develop an adapted winter wheat cultivar with effective resistance to these diseases. ‘Puma’ (Reg. No. CV-1097, PI 670038) soft white winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed and released in August 2013 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Puma was tested under the experimental designations 5J030731, 5J030731–2, and WA008134, which were assigned through progressive generations of advancement. Puma is a semidwarf cultivar adapted to intermediate to high rainfall (>400 mm of average annual precipitation), unirrigated wheat production regions of Washington. Puma is resistant to strawbreaker foot rot, has high-temperature, adultplant resistance to the stripe rust pathogen, is tolerant to Cephalosporium stripe, is intermediate in height, has midseason maturity, and has a high test weight and grain yield potential. Puma has end-use quality properties similar or superior to those of ‘Stephens’, ‘Brundage 96’, and ‘Xerpha’.