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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 ‘Bobcat’ hard red winter wheat

Author
item BRUCKER, P.L. - Montana State University
item BERG, J.E. - Montana State University
item LAMB, P.F. - Montana State University
item KEPHART, K.D. - Montana State University
item EBERLY, J.O. - Montana State University
item MILLER, J.H. - Montana State University
item CHEN, C - Montana State University
item TORRION, J.A. - Montana State University
item PRADHAN, G.P. - Montana State University
item RAMSFIELD, R - Montana State University
item NASH, D.L. - Montana State University
item HOLEN, D.L. - Montana State University
item COOK, J.P. - Montana State University
item Gale, Sam
item Jin, Yue
item Kolmer, James - Jim
item Chen, Xianming
item Bai, Guihua

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/25/2020
Publication Date: 6/22/2020
Citation: Brucker, P., Berg, J., Lamb, P., Kephart, K., Eberly, J., Miller, J., Chen, C., Torrion, J., Pradhan, G., Ramsfield, R., Nash, D., Holen, D., Cook, J., Gale, S.W., Jin, Y., Kolmer, J.A., Chen, X., Bai, G. 2020. Registration of ‘Bobcat’ hard red winter wheat. Journal of Plant Registrations. 2020: 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20057.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20057

Interpretive Summary: We developed and released a hard red winter (HRW) wheat, ‘Bobcat’ from a composite of two related single crosses: MT0598/98X366-E29-1 and 01X258-C1/MT0598 using a modified bulk breeding method. Bobcat has solid-stem to resist wheat stem sawfly, high yield with medium to high test weight, medium maturity, semi-dwarf in height, medium to high grain protein, and acceptable milling and baking quality. Bobcat was released for its improved resistance to wheat stem sawfly, along with short stature, and improved yield potential relative to ‘Warhorse’.

Technical Abstract: ‘Bobcat’ (Reg. no. CV- , PI ) hard red winter (HRW) wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed and released by the Montana Agricultural Experiment Station (MAES) in September 2019. Bobcat is of unknown pedigree, derived from a composite of two related single crosses made in 2007: MT0598/98X366-E29-1 and 01X258-C1/MT0598. MT0598 is an unreleased, hollow-stem experimental line, 98X366-E29-1 and 01X258-C1 are unreleased, MT solid-stem experimental lines. Bobcat was developed using a modified bulk breeding method and selected as an F5:6 headrow. Bobcat was tested under the experimental number MTS1588 from 2015 to 2019 in Montana. Quality was evaluated in multi-location Montana trials since 2015. Bobcat is a solid-stem, high-yielding HRW wheat line with medium to high test weight, medium maturity, reduced height (Rht-B1b), medium to high grain protein, and acceptable milling and baking quality. Bobcat was released for its improved host plant resistance to wheat stem sawfly (Cephus cinctus Nort.) conditioned by stem solidness, along with short stature, and improved yield potential relative to ‘Warhorse’, the current predominant solid-stem cultivar in Montana.