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Research Project: Surveillance, Pathogen Biology, and Host Resistance of Cereal Rusts

Location: Cereal Disease Lab

Title: Registration of 'MN-Torgy' hard red spring wheat with moderate resistance to Fusarium head blight and adult plant resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races

Author
item ANDERSON, JAMES - University Of Minnesota
item WIERSMA, JOCHUM - University Of Minnesota
item REYNOLDS, SUSAN - University Of Minnesota
item CONLEY, EMILY - University Of Minnesota
item STUART, NATHAN - University Of Minnesota
item Caspers, Roger
item Kolmer, James
item Rouse, Matthew - Matt
item Jin, Yue
item DILL-MACKY, RUTH - University Of Minnesota
item SMITH, MADELIENE - University Of Minnesota
item Dykes, Linda

Submitted to: Journal of Plant Registrations
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/3/2023
Publication Date: 1/3/2024
Citation: Anderson, J.A., Wiersma, J.J., Reynolds, S.K., Conley, E.J., Stuart, N., Caspers, R.A., Kolmer, J.A., Rouse, M.N., Jin, Y., Dill-Macky, R., Smith, M., Dykes, L. 2024. Registration of 'MN-Torgy' hard red spring wheat with moderate resistance to Fusarium head blight and adult plant resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races. Journal of Plant Registrations. https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20321.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20321

Interpretive Summary: MN-Torgy, a spring wheat cultivar adapted to grow in Minnesota and North Dakota, was released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station. MN-Torgy has good resistance to the leaf rust and stem diseases, and has moderate resistance to the scab disease. MN-Torgy has high yield potential and good bread making quality characteristics.

Technical Abstract: 'MN-Torgy' (Reg. No. CV-____, PI 698205) hard red spring wheat was released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2020 because of its high grain yield, disease resistance, and end-use quality characteristics. MN-Torgy is a medium maturity cultivar with above average plant height despite containing the semi-dwarfing gene Rht24b. MN-Torgy has moderate resistance to Fusarium head blight (caused primarily by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe) and good resistance to prevalent races of pathogens causing leaf rust (Puccinia triticina Eriks.) and stem rust (Puccinia graminis Pers.: Pers. f. sp. tritici Eriks. & E. Henn.) and is well-adapted to the north central U.S. MN-Torgy also has good adult plant resistance to the Ug99 family of stem rust races.