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Research Project: Improved Control of Stripe Rust in Cereal Crops

Location: Wheat Health, Genetics, and Quality Research

Title: Registration of 'Glee' hard red spring wheat

Author
item Kidwell, K. - Washington State University
item Pumphrey, M. - Washington State University
item Kuehner, J. - Washington State University
item Shelton, G. - Washington State University
item Demacon, V. - Washington State University
item Rynearson, Sheri
item Chen, Xianming
item Guy, S. - Washington State University
item Engle, Douglas
item Baik, B-k - Washington State University
item Morris, Craig
item Bosque-perez, N. - Washington State University

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/20/2017
Publication Date: 1/18/2018
Citation: Kidwell, K.K., Pumphrey, M.O., Kuehner, J.S., Shelton, G.B., Demacon, V.L., Rynearson, S., Chen, X., Guy, S.O., Engle, D.A., Baik, B., Morris, C.F., Bosque-Perez, N.A. 2018. Registration of 'Glee' hard red spring wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 12(1):60-65.

Interpretive Summary: Hard red spring wheat is an important market class in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, planted on an average of 44% of the spring wheat area in Washington State over the past five years. Stripe rust is a major foliar fungal disease problem for wheat cultivars grown in the region. The objective of this research was to develop an adapted hard red spring wheat cultivar with durable resistance to stripe rust. ‘Glee' hard red spring wheat was developed by the Washington State University (WSU) Agricultural Research Center and released in 2013 for production in the inland Pacific Northwest. Glee was tested at sites across Washington under the designation WA8074 and Glee from 2009 to 2013. Glee is a medium-early maturity, semidwarf cultivar broadly adapted to all spring wheat production areas of Washington that performed particularly well in areas that receive >400 mm average annual precipitation. Glee was released based on a combination of superior grain yield potential, a high level of adult plant resistance to stripe rust, and resistance to Hessian fly. Grain protein concentration, grain volume weight, and milling and baking characteristics of Glee are comparable to other hard red spring wheat cultivars produced in the Pacific Northwest.

Technical Abstract: Hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is an important market class in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States, planted on an average of 44% of the spring wheat area in Washington State over the past five years. Stripe rust (caused by Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikss.) is a major foliar fungal disease problem for wheat cultivars grown in the region. The objective of this research was to develop an adapted hard red spring wheat cultivar with durable resistance to stripe rust. ‘Glee' (Reg. No. CV-XXX, PI 666940) hard red spring wheat was developed by the Washington State University (WSU) Agricultural Research Center and released in 2013 for production in the inland Pacific Northwest. Glee was derived from the cross WA7839/ID529 by a modified-pedigree bulk-breeding method. Glee was tested at sites across Washington under the designation WA8074 and Glee from 2009 to 2013. Glee is a medium-early maturity, semidwarf cultivar broadly adapted to all spring wheat production areas of Washington that performed particularly well in areas that receive >400 mm average annual precipitation. Glee was released based on a combination of superior grain yield potential, a high level of adult plant resistance to stripe rust, and resistance to Hessian fly [Mayetiola destructor (Say)]. Grain protein concentration, grain volume weight, and milling and baking characteristics of Glee are comparable to other hard red spring wheat cultivars produced in the Pacific Northwest.