'NE01481' (Reg. No. CV-1061, PI 659689) hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) was developed cooperatively by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS and released in April 2010. NE01481 will be marketed as Husker Genetics brand McGill. In addition to superior agronomic performance, Nebraska wheat growers would like to have increased resistance to Wheat soilborne mosaic virus. NE01481 was selected from the cross NE92458/'Ike' that was made in 1995. The pedigree of NE92458 is OK83201/'Redland' and the pedigree of OK83201, an experimental line developed by Oklahoma State University is 'Vona'//'Chisholm'/'Plainsman V'. NE01481 was selected with the bulk- breeding method as an F3:4 line in 1999, and in 2001 it was assigned experimental line number NE01481. NE01481 was released because of its superior grain yield in rainfed wheat production systems in southeastern, south central, and southwestern Nebraska and that it is the first modern release from our program with resistance to Wheat soilborne mosaic virus.