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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Hard Winter Wheat to Biotic and Abiotic Stresses

Location: Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research

Title: Registration of 'Sunshine' hard white winter wheat

Author
item HALEY, SCOTT - Colorado State University
item JOHNSON, JERRY - Colorado State University
item PEAIRS, FRANK - Colorado State University
item STROMBERGER, JOHN - Colorado State University
item HUDSON-ARNS, EMILY - Colorado State University
item SEIFERT, SCOTT - Colorado State University
item ANDERSON, VICTORIA - Colorado State University
item Bai, Guihua
item Chen, Xianming
item Bowden, Robert - Bob
item Jin, Yue
item Kolmer, James - Jim
item Chen, Ming-Shun

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/16/2017
Publication Date: 7/13/2017
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/5801800
Citation: Haley, S.D., Johnson, J.J., Peairs, F.B., Stromberger, J.A., Hudson-Arns, E.E., Seifert, S.A., Anderson, V.A., Bai, G., Chen, X., Bowden, R.L., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J.A., Chen, M. 2017. Registration of 'Sunshine' hard white winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. doi: 10.3198/jpr2016.12.0075crc.

Interpretive Summary: ’Sunshine’ is a new hard white winter wheat cultivar that was developed by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA. ’Sunshine’ has improved grain yield and straw strength and similar milling and baking qualities compared to another hard white winter wheat, ‘Snowmass’. The name Sunshine was chosen in recognition of Sunshine Peak, one of Colorado's 53 mountains over 4,267 m elevation. Sunshine will be grown in an identity-preserved marketing system.

Technical Abstract: ’Sunshine’ (Reg. No. CV-XXXX, PI 674741) hard white winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the Colorado Agricultural Experiment Station and released in August 2014 through a marketing agreement with the Colorado Wheat Research Foundation. In addition to researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), USDA-ARS researchers at Manhattan, KS, St. Paul, MN and Pullman, WA participated in its development. Sunshine was developed with the objective of making available a hard white winter wheat cultivar with improved grain yield and straw strength and similar milling and baking qualities compared to ‘Snowmass’ (PI 658597) hard white winter wheat. Both Snowmass and Sunshine are grown in Colorado and adjacent areas of the west-central Great Plains in an identity-preserved marketing system whereby a grower premium is paid through a contract with a flour milling company. Sunshine was developed with a modified bulk breeding method from the cross KS01HW152-6/HV9W02-267W made in 2005 at Fort Collins, CO. KS01HW152-6 is an experimental line from Kansas State University with the pedigree ‘Trego’ (PI 612576)/’Betty’ (PI 612578) Sib. HV9W02-267W is an experimental line from Westbred-Monsanto with the pedigree KS97HW79/Trego. Following two generations (F2 and F3) of bulk-population evaluation, Sunshine was selected as an F3:4 line in July 2009, assigned experimental line number CO09W293, and evaluated in replicated yield trials from 2012-2014 in eastern Colorado. The name Sunshine was chosen in recognition of Sunshine Peak, one of Colorado’s 53 mountains over 4,267 m elevation (14,000 ft).