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

Location: Cereal Crops Research

Title: Registration of 'Linkert' spring wheat with good straw strength and adult plant resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races

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 Rouse, Matthew - Matt
item Dill-macky, R - University Of Minnesota
item Hareland, G - Retired ARS Employee
item Ohm, Jae-bom

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/22/2017
Publication Date: 2/22/2018
Citation: Anderson, J.A., Wiersma, J.J., Linkert, G.L., Reynolds, S., Kolmer, J.A., Jin, Y., Rouse, M.N., Dill-Macky, R., Hareland, G.A., Ohm, J.-B. 2018. Registration of 'Linkert' spring wheat with good straw strength and adult plant resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races. Journal of Plant Registrations. 12(2):208-214. http://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2017.07.0046crc.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3198/jpr2017.07.0046crc

Interpretive Summary: Straw strength is one of the most important criteria for evaluation of spring wheat cultivar in the north central U.S. ‘Linkert’ (PI 672164) hard red spring wheat was released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2013 and has very good straw strength, high grain protein content, strong gluten, and good baking characteristics, along with competitive grain yields. Linkert is moderately susceptible to a plant disease called Fusarium head blight, moderately resistant to leaf rust disease caused by prevalent fungus races and has also field resistance to the stem rust disease caused by fungus race family called Ug99. Linkert is a rarity among spring wheat cultivars adapted to the region.

Technical Abstract: Straw strength is one of the most important criteria for spring wheat cultivar selection in the north central U.S. ‘Linkert’ (PI 672164) hard red spring wheat was released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2013 and has very good straw strength, high grain protein content, strong gluten, and good baking characteristics, along with competitive grain yields. Linkert is moderately susceptible to Fusarium head blight, moderately resistant to prevalent races of leaf rust and has field resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races, a rarity among spring wheat cultivars adapted to the region.