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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Biotic and Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Nutritional Quality in Hard Winter Wheat

Location: Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research

Title: Registration of ‘KS Western Star’ hard red winter wheat

Author
item ZHANG, GUORONG - Kansas State University
item FRITZ, ALLAN - Kansas State University
item HALEY, SCOTT - Kansas State University
item LI, YONGHUI - Kansas State University
item Bai, Guihua
item Bowden, Robert - Bob
item Chen, Ming-Shun
item Jin, Yue
item Chen, Xianming
item Kolmer, James - Jim
item Seabourn, Bradford - Brad
item Chen, Yuanhong - Richard
item Marshall, David

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/19/2020
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary: ‘KS Western Star’ is a new hard red winter wheat released by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station in 2019. It was developed from a single cross ‘Byrd/KS05HW121-2’ made in 2009 by the wheat breeding program at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center-Hays for dryland wheat production in western Kansas. KS Western Star has medium maturity and height, high test weight and flour yield, and good bread-making quality. KS Western Star has drought tolerance, resistance to stripe rust and leaf rust, improved straw strength and good adaption to semi-arid areas in western Kansas.

Technical Abstract: ‘KS Western Star’ hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed by the wheat breeding program at the Agricultural Research Center at Hays, Kansas State University, and released by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station in 2019. KS Western Star was developed with the objectives to further improve drought tolerance, straw strength, and multiple disease resistance of currently available cultivars for western Kansas. KS Western Star was selected from a single cross ‘Byrd/KS05HW121-2’ made in 2009. KS Western Star was developed from an F6-derived line using a modified bulk breeding method. It was evaluated in the yield trials from 2014 to 2019. It has medium maturity, medium height, and high grain volume weight. It has high flour yield and good bread-making quality. KS Western Star has good adaption to semi-arid areas in western Kansas with its drought tolerance, stripe rust (Puccinia striiformis Westend. f. sp. tritici Erikss.) and leaf rust (Puccinia triticina Erikss.) resistance, and improved straw strength.