RESULTS OF SPRING WHEAT VARIETIES GROWN IN COOPERATIVE PLOT AND NURSERY EXPERIMENTS IN THE SPRING WHEAT REGION IN 1980 The year 1980 was the 52nd in the history of the uniform regional testing program. Data summarized in this report were obtained from (1) the uniform regional hard red spring nursery, (2) the uniform regional durum nursery, and (3) the international sawfly yield nursery. NEW VARIETIES Hard Red Spring Wheat 906R - Awned, early semidwarf with good lodging resistance. Moderately susceptible to stem rust and susceptible to leaf rust. Medium yield and test weight. Protein content and bake absorption are lower than Kitt but higher than Era. Poor milling and low to medium baking quality. Released by Western Plant Breeding, Inc. in 1979. Seed sale regulated by U.S. Variety Protection Act. Probrand 711 - Awned, early to midseason semidwarf with good lodging resistance. Moderately resistant to leaf rust and resistant to stem rust. High yield and test weight. Moderately susceptible to ergot. Protein content is lower than Kitt but higher than Era. Good milling and medium baking. Tested in URN as NK75S5511-4, selected from the crosses of Era (Early)/3/Jt.//Clg/ND122. Released by Northrup King and Co. in 1980. Seed sale regulated by the U.S. Variety Protection Act. Benito - Awnless, midseason, medium height. Medium to fair lodging resistance. Moderately resistant to both stem and leaf rust. Moderately susceptible to ergot. Medium yield and test weight. Milling and baking characteristics are satisfactory. Tested as RL4314 in URN, selected from the pedigree of Np/3/RL 4255*4//Mit/CI 17090. Licensed by Agriculture Canada, Manitoba, 1980.