Skip to main content
ARS Home » Plains Area » Fargo, North Dakota » Edward T. Schafer Agricultural Research Center » Cereal Crops Research » Research » Publications at this Location » Publication #318785

Research Project: Enhancement of Hard Spring Wheat, Durum, and Oat Quality

Location: Cereal Crops Research

Title: Registration of 'Rollag' spring wheat

Author
item ANDERSON, J - University Of Minnesota
item WIERSMA, J - University Of Minnesota
item LINKERT, G - University Of Minnesota
item REYNOLDS, S - University Of Minnesota
item Kolmer, James - Jim
item Jin, Yue
item DILL-MACKY, R - University Of Minnesota
item HARELAND, G - Former ARS Employee

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/18/2014
Publication Date: 4/10/2015
Citation: Anderson, J.A., Wiersma, J.J., Linkert, G.L., Reynolds, S., Kolmer, J.A., Jin, Y., Dill-Macky, R., Hareland, G.A. 2015. Registration of 'Rollag' spring wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 9:201-207.

Interpretive Summary: Fusarium head blight (FHB) is a disease that annually threatens wheat grown in the northern plains of the United States. Resistance to this disease is a high priority trait in the University of Minnesota’s spring wheat breeding program. We utilized marker-assisted selection in the F6 (pre-yield trial stage) generation to identify lines containing Fhb1, a major quantitative trait locus for FHB resistance. One line, tested as MN05214-3 in Minnesota statewide yield trials from 2008 to 2010 and in the Uniform Hard Red Spring Wheat Regional Nursery in 2009 and 2010, was released as 'Rollag' by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011. Rollag is a midmaturity, semidwarf cultivar that has above-average grain protein content. Rollag was released on the basis of its good resistance to FHB, resistance to lodging, competitive grain yield and acceptable end-use quality characteristics. Rollag is well adapted to hard red spring wheat growing regions in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.

Technical Abstract: Fusarium head blight (FHB) (caused primarily by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe) is a disease that annually threatens wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grown in the northern plains of the United States. Resistance to this disease is a high priority trait in the University of Minnesota’s spring wheat breeding program. We utilized marker-assisted selection in the F6 (preyield trial stage) generation to identify lines containing Fhb1, a major quantitative trait locus for FHB resistance. One line, tested as MN05214-3 in Minnesota statewide yield trials from 2008 to 2010 and in the Uniform Hard Red Spring Wheat Regional Nursery in 2009 and 2010, was released as 'Rollag' (Reg. No. CV-1107, PI 665250) by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2011. Rollag is a midmaturity, semidwarf cultivar that has above-average grain protein content. Rollag was released on the basis of its good resistance to FHB, resistance to lodging, competitive grain yield and acceptable end-use quality characteristics. Rollag is well adapted to hard red spring wheat growing regions in Minnesota and the Upper Midwest.