AC Splendor hard red spring wheat

S. L. Fox, T. F. Townley-Smith, J. Kolmer, D. Harder, D. A. Gaudet, P. L. Thomas, J. Gilbert, J. S. Noll

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AC Splendor is a hard red spring wheat that meets the end-use quality and kernel visual distinguishability specifications of the Canada Western Red Spring class. AC Splendor was evaluated in the Central Bread Wheat Cooperative Registration Test in 1993, 1994 and 1995 and was found to be adapted to the wheat-growing regions of the Canadian prairies. In comparison to the check cultivars Neepawa, Katepwa, Columbus, Roblin and AC Majestic, AC Splendor grain yield was similar to Katepwa, Columbus and Roblin; however, AC Splendor exhibited earlier maturity by 2.8, 7.5 and 1.6 d, respectively. AC Splendor is resistant to Puccinia graminis Pers.:Pers. f. sp. tritici Eriks. E. Henn. that causes the disease stem rust and P. triticina Eriks. that causes leaf rust and has intermediate resistance to Tilletia tritici (Bjerk.) R. Wolff and T. laevis Kuhn in Rabenh. that causes common bunt. Resistance to Fusarium graminearum Schwabe [teleomorph Gibberella zeae (Schwein.) Petch] that causes fusarium head blight is poor. End-use quality tests identified that AC Splendor had high protein concentration and was in the range of the checks for the other quality traits.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-887
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Plant Science
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • Cultivar description
  • Early maturity
  • Red spring wheat
  • Triticum aestivum L.


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