Grain yield, protein content, and straw strength are the three primary traits that growers consider when selecting wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivars in the Red River Valley region of Minnesota and North Dakota. ‘Norden’ (Reg. No. CV-1136, PI 667104) was released by the University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2012 because it represented a unique combination of these traits, in addition to good resistance to leaf rust (Puccinia triticina Eriks.) and Fusarium head blight (FHB, caused primarily by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe). Norden is a midmaturity, semidwarf cultivar that was selected in part because it contains the Lr34 gene for adult plant leaf rust resistance and the Fhb1 quantitative trait locus for FHB resistance.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
J.A. Anderson, J.J. Wiersma, G.L. Linkert, and S.K. Reynolds, Dep. of Agronomy & Plant Genetics, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108; J.A. Kolmer, Y. Jin, and M. Rouse, USDA-ARS, St. Paul, MN 55108; R. Dill-Macky, Dep. of Plant Pathology, Univ. of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN 55108; G.A. Hareland and J.-B. Ohm, USDA-ARS, Red River Valley Agricultural Research Center, Cereal Crops Research Unit, Hard Spring and Durum Wheat Quality Laboratory, Fargo, ND 58102. ‘Norden’ was developed with financial support from the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station, the Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, and the USDA-ARS under Agreement no. 59-0790-9-025 and 59-0206-9-070 and the National Research Initiative of USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, CAP Grant no. 2006-55606-16629 and National Research Initiative Competitive Grant 2011-68002-30029 (Triticeae-CAP) from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. This is a cooperative project with the US Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the USDA.