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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Registration of 'macon' Wheat

Authors
item Kidwell, K - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Demacon, V - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Shelton, G - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Burns, J - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Carter, B - WASHINGTON STATE UNIV
item Morris, Craig
item Chen, Xianming
item Bosque-Perez, N - UNIV OF IDAHO

Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 20, 2003
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: 'Macon' (PI 617072), a hard white spring wheat, was developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University in cooperation with the University of Idaho, Oregon State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service. Macon is targeted for production in the intermediate to high rainfall, nonirrigated wheat production regions of Washington State based on its resistance to Hessian fly and its superior bread and noodle making qualities. Macon has seedling resistance to stripe rust. Macon has been tested with stripe rust races predominant in North America based on results from inoculated greenhouse tests and naturally infected field trials from 1999 to 2001. In 2002, Macon was moderately susceptible to stripe rust in some locations under high disease pressure.

Technical Abstract: 'Macon' hard white spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) (Reg. no. CV-PI 617072) was developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University in cooperation with the Agricultural Experiment Stations (AESs) of the University of Idaho and Oregon State University, and the United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS). Macon was jointly released by the AESs of Washington, Idaho and Oregon and the USDA-ARS in 2002. Macon was named after Victor L. DeMacon, the research technologist who conducted the early generation, end-use quality assessments tests that lead to the identification of this variety. Macon is targeted for production in the intermediate to high rainfall (>400 mm of average annual precipitation), non-irrigated wheat production regions of Washington State based on its tolerance to the Hessian fly [Mayetiola destructor (Say)], and its superior bread and noodle making qualities.

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