Registration of ‘NW13493’ hard white winter wheat

P. S. Baenziger, K. A. Frels, J. Boehm,, V. Belamkar, D. J. Rose, L. Xu, S. M. Finnie, S. N. Wegulo, T. Regassa, A. C. Easterly, C. F. Creech, D. K. Santra, R. N. Klein, Y. Jin, J. Kolmer, M.-S. Chen, R. L. Bowden, M. J. Guttieri, G. Bai, I. El-Basyoni SalahS. D. Masterson, Jesse Poland

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Historically, wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars developed by the cooperative University of Nebraska–USDA-ARS wheat improvement project were hard red winter wheat. With the expanding hard white wheat market, there is a greater emphasis on developing hard white winter wheat lines adapted to the Great Plains. ‘NW13493’ (tested as NW13493) (Reg. no. CV-1197, PI 699380) was selected for its white kernels, agronomic performance, relevant disease resistances, and end-use quality and is adapted to the central Great Plains. NW13493 was licensed to Bay State Milling Company on the basis of its superior agronomic and end-use quality performance and also the need to ensure hard white wheat growers have a known market for their grain. NW13493 hard white winter wheat was released in February 2021 by the developing institutions and the licensee. NW13493 was a selection in 2013 from the cross ‘SD98W175-1’/‘NW03666’, which was made in 2007. The pedigree of SD98W175-1 is ‘KS84273BB-10’/‘KSSB110-9’//’KS831374-141B’/‘YE1110’/3/ ‘KS82W418’/‘Stephens’ and the pedigree of NW03666 is ‘N94S097KS’/‘NE93459’. The F1 generation was grown in the greenhouse in 2008, and the F2 to F3 generations were advanced as bulks at Mead, NE, in 2009–2010. NW13493 was evaluated in replicated trials beginning in 2014. It has excellent winter survival and agronomic performance, acceptable disease reactions to many of the common diseases in its target area, and good end-use quality for bread making.
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Plant Registrations
StatePublished - Dec 22 2022

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2022-12-26
Acknowledgements: The Nebraska Crop Improvement Association provided technical assistance in describing the cultivar characteristics and accomplishing technology transfer. NW13493 was developed with partial financial support from the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the Nebraska Wheat Development, Utilization, and Marketing Board. Partial funding for P. S. Baenziger is from Hatch Project NEB-22-328; National Research Initiative Competitive Grants award numbers 2011-68002-30029, 2017-67007-25939 (as part of the International Wheat Yield Partnership), and 2020-67013-30872 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture; the CERES Trust Organic Research Initiative; and USDA under Agreement No. 59-0790-4-092, a cooperative project with the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative. Mention of trade names or commercial products in this publication is solely for the purpose of providing specific information and does not imply recommendation or endorsement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Cooperative investigations of the Nebraska Agricultural Research Division, University of Nebraska, and USDA-ARS.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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