Registration of 'Quest' spring malting barley with improved resistance to fusarium head blight

Kevin P Smith, A. Budde, Ruth Dill-Macky, D. C. Rasmusson, Edward L Schiefelbein, Brian J Steffenson, J. J. Wiersma, J. V. Wiersma, B. Zhang

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'Quest' (Reg No. CV-348, PI 663183) is a spring, six-rowed, malting barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) released by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in January 2010 on the basis of its improved resistance to Fusarium head blight [FHB; caused by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe; teleomorph Gibberella zeae (Schwein) Petch]. Quest was developed over three breeding cycles of selection for yield, malting quality, and FHB resistance. Disease resistance traces to the Midwest cultivar MNBrite and the two-rowed accession from China Zhedar1. Quest has about half the level of disease and about 40% less of the associated mycotoxin, deoxynivalenol, compared to the historically important cultivar in the region 'Robust'. Quest is similar in yield to the current dominant varieties in the region and was approved as a malting variety by the American Malting Barley Association.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Plant Registrations
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2013


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