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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 Silverado’ hard white winter wheat

Author
item ZHANG, GUORONG - Kansas State University
item MARTIN, TERRY - Kansas State University
item FRITZ, ALLAN - Kansas State University
item Bowden, Robert - Bob
item Bai, Guihua
item Chen, Ming-Shun
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: Wheat producers in the Central Plains constantly need new wheat cultivars that reliably perform well. Wheat researchers at Kansas State University and USDA-ARS cooperatively developed and released a new hard white winter wheat cultivar called 'KS Silverado'. This new cultivar has good test weight patterns and very competitive grain yields in western and central Kansas. KS Silverado is tolerant to pre-harvest sprouting and has a good resistance package to Wheat streak mosaic virus, leaf rust, stem rust, Soilborne wheat mosaic virus, and Hessian fly. It also has good milling and bread-making qualities.

Technical Abstract: ‘KS Silverado’ hard white winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed at the Agricultural Research Center-Hays, Kansas State University, and released by the Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station in 2019. KS Silverado was selected from a three-way cross ‘KS05HW122-5-2//KS05HW15-2-2/KS06HW46-3’ made in 2008 at Hays, KS. The objective of this cross was to develop a hard white winter wheat cultivar that is adapted to Kansas. KS Silverado was selected as an F6-derived line using a modified bulk method and tested in yield trials across Kansas for five years. KS Silverado is medium-early and medium-short, and has good straw strength, above average grain volume weight, and very competitive grain yield in western and central Kansas. KS Silverado is tolerant to pre-harvest sprouting and has a good resistance package to diseases and insects, including Wheat streak mosaic virus, leaf rust (Puccinia triticina), Soilborne wheat mosaic virus, and Hessian fly (Mayetiola destructor). It also has good milling and bread-making qualities.