Report of the 2013 Uniform Regional Scab Nursery for Spring Wheat Parents







Coordinator:  David F. Garvin

USDA-ARS, Plant Science Research Unit

411 Borlaug Hall, University of Minnesota

1991 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul, MN 55108


Report prepared by: David F. Garvin and Zachary Blankenheim




The Uniform Regional Scab Nursery for Spring Wheat Parents (URSN) was grown for the 18th year in 2013.  Three locations (Brookings, SD, and St. Paul and Crookston, MN) were planted.


A total of 23 entries were included in the 2013 URSN, in addition the resistant checks 2375, BacUp, and ND2710, and the susceptible checks Wheaton and Oslo.  The entries were contributed by 5 university and industry breeding programs.


A core set of traits evaluated provided from locations included Fusarium head blight (FHB) incidence, FHB severity, disease index (incidence x severity), visual scabby kernel ratings (VSK @ tombstone) and grain deoxynivalenol content.  Yield and heading dates are presented in individual location summary tables for locations where they were measured.  Overall means for traits over locations are presented, as are relative rankings for incidence, severity, disease index, VSK and DON.  Correlation coefficients are provided between incidence, severity, disease index, and VSK.  Molecular marker genotypes for a set of FHB resistance QTLs and other traits are provided for entries.  Adult plant leaf and stem rust reactions are also presented.







This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in cooperation with the U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.


St. Paul, MN

March 14, 2014


CONTENTS                                                                                                                          PAGE


Cooperating Agencies, Stations and Personnel                                                                          1


Table 1.  List of Entries in the 2013 URSN                                                                               2


Tables 2-4.  Nursery Data by Individual Location                                                                  3-5


Table 5.  Trait Means Across Locations, with Rankings                                                            6


Table 6.  Correlations Between Traits, by Location                                                                   7


Table 7.  Correlations Between Traits Across Locations                                                            8


Table 8.  Adult Plant Leaf and Stem Rust Reactions                                                                 9


Table 9.  Molecular Marker Genotypes for Selected Genes and Traits                               10-11


Cooperators for the 2013 Uniform Regional Scab Nursery for Spring Wheat Parents



South Dakota State University (Brookings):

Karl Glover



University of Minnesota (St. Paul, Crookston):

Jim Anderson and Ruth Dill-Macky



USDA-ARS, Cereal Crops Research Unit (Fargo, ND):

Shiaoman Chao



USDA-ARS, Cereal Disease Laboratory (St. Paul, MN):

Jim Kolmer, Yue Jin