The 28 entries in the 1972 Uniform Regional Hard Red Spring Wheat Nursery are listed below:	
 Entry		C. I. or	Year
 No.	Cross or Variety	Sel. No.	Entered 	Source
 1 	MARQUIS	3461	1929	Canada
 2	JUSTIN	13462	1959	ND
 3 	SELKIRK	13100	1953	Canada
 4 	CHRIS	13751	1960	USDA-MN
 5 	WALDRON	13958	1964	ND
 6 	ND140/ND363	ND491	1970	ND
 7		do	ND506	1971	ND
 8 	WALDRON/RL4205	ND507	1972	ND
 		"S"//T1673/3*KT48	ND509	1972	ND
 10 	ND373*2/RL4205//3*ND373/
 11 	ND455*2/AGATHA/3/3*ND455//TI673/
 	3*KT48	ND515	1972	ND
 12		do	ND510	1972	ND
 13 	MANITOU*2/RL4124.1	RL4238	1972	Canada-Winnipeg
 14	B52-91//KF/CNT	MT661718	1972	USDA-MT
 15 	ERA	13986**	1968	USDA-MN
 16 	YI-55-14/II-60-105	II-64-27**	1972	USDA-MN
 17		do	II-64-33**	1972	USDA-MN
 18 	CHRIS*2/II-60-46	MN6601**	1972	USDA-MN
 19 	JT*2/4/MD259/CLY//CLY/ND122/3/JT/
 	5/ND363	ND497**	1971	ND
 20		do	ND499**	1970	ND
 21 	ND476//CLY/ND122	ND508**	1972	ND
 22 	SI/3/NRNIO/BVR14//5*CNT	MT7042**	1972	USDA-MT
 23		FBA004**	1972	Funk Bros.
 24		FBW406**	1972	Funk Bros.
 25		FBW434**	1972	Funk Bros.
 26 	PROTOR**	NK70Y14	1971	Northrup King
 27 	PJ60/3/HRY*7/P54//Kl84/7*WIS250/4/
 		K184/4*WIS250	H678-1-6-9**	1969	USDA-WIS
 28 	HRY/SPS//RMR	H689-5-5	1972	WI
 The list above shows the pedigree, selection number and the year a variety or selection was 
 first entered in the uniform test. Thirteen of the twenty-eight entries grown in this nursery 
 were semidwarfs. Data from 19 stations are given in Tables 1-1 to 1-19. The average yield at 
 the three irrigated stations, Aberdeen, Idaho, Bozeman, Montana, and Carrington, North Dakota, 
 was 76.5, 59.4 and 50.6 Bu/A, respectively. For the entries 
 grown at the non-irrigated stations, the highest average yield was 61.3 Bu/A at Sidney, 
 Montana, while the lowest average was 17.9 Bu/A at Madison, Wisconsin.
 Average yields and bushel weights in 1972 and for the three-year period 1970-72 for 
 entries in this nursery are given in Table 2. Twelve of the thirteen semidwarf selections 
 ranked above the check variety Chris. Era ranked first for the fourth year in a row. Minnesota 
 selection 11-64-27 had the best bushel weight with 61.2 Lbs/Bu followed by Era and Protor with 
 a similar value of 60.5 Lbs/Bu.
 Miscellaneous agronomic and disease data are summarized in Table 3. The entry FBA 004 
 headed 5 days earlier than Chris, while Era and H 689-5-5 were one day later than Chris. The 
 entries Selkirk, ND515 and FBW406 were the first to mature, having a similar value of 99 days, 
 while Chris was the last with 105 days. The semidwarfs were about 15-20 cms shorter than the 
 standard varieties. All entries except Marquis, Chris, ND511, RL4238, and H 689-5-5 resisted 
 lodging. ND509 and ND499 appear to be more susceptible to the Hessian fly. For the second year 
 in a row, ND497 had the best 1000 kernel weight with 41.8 gms, followed by ND499 and FBW434 
 with 41.7 and 41.3 gms, respectively.
 Adult field reactions to leaf and stem rust are given in Table 4. Stem rust was relatively 
 scarce in the spring wheat region last year. All entries except Marquis possess adequate 
 resistance. Leaf rust isolates continued to show aggressiveness on spring wheat varieties. 
 Incorporating new leaf rust resistant genes into spring wheats should be a high priority item.