A Database for Triticeae and Avena
UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
Plant Science Department, Logan, UT 84321, USA.
D.J. Hole and R.S. Albrechtsen.
Production, diseases and insects. The 1999-harvested
acreage of spring wheat in Utah was 25,000 acres, slightly larger
than that of the previous year. Average yields of 56 bu/acre
were 2 bu/acre lower. Total spring wheat production of 1.4 million
bushels was slightly higher than that in 1998.
Breeding program. We continue to identify improved
cultivars from the Western Regional Spring Wheat Nursery and from
other breeding programs in the west.
Personnel. After 30 years as small grains breeder at
Utah State University, Dr. Rulon Albrechtsen will retire this
spring (see the Retirements section for a biography of Dr. Albrechtsen's
Production, diseases and insects. Harvested acreage
in Utah dropped to 145,000 acres in 1999. Yields of 52 bu/acre
were up from 1998, and overall production was similar to that
in 1998. Diseases were light, but a good infection was obtained
in the artificially inoculated nursery for dwarf bunt. Cereal
leaf beetle populations were large, but damage was difficult to
Breeding program. The HWWW UT1944-158 has been released
as Golden Spike. Golden Spike was tested in the regional nurseries
under the designation UT944158. The cultivar will be under license
to General Mills for production outside of Utah. Breeder seed
of UT2030-32 was planted this past autumn. A release decision
has not been made yet for this HRWW.