AAC Marchwell durum wheat.

Singh, A.K., Clarke, J.M., Knox, R.E., DePauw, R.M., Wise, I.L., Thomas, J.B., McCaig, T.N., Cuthbert, R.D., Clarke, F.R., and Fernandez, M.R. (2015). "AAC Marchwell durum wheat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 95(1), pp. 189-195. doi : 10.4141/cjps-2014-223  Access to full text

Abstract

AAC Marchwell durum wheat [Triticum turgidum L. subsp. durum (Desf.) Husn.] is adapted to the durum production area of th Canadian prairies. AAC Marchwell is the first durum genotype registered for commercial production in Canada with the Sm1 gene for antibiosis-based resistance to orange wheat blossom midge [Sitodiplosis modellana (Gehin)]. It combines high grain yield, grain protein concentration, yellow pigment, test weight, and low grain cadmium concentration. AAC Marchwell has similar straw strength, plant height, and days to maturity as Strongfield. AAC Marchwell is resistant to leaf rust, stem rust, stripe rust, common bunt, loose smut, and common root rot. AAC Marchwell has end use quality suitable for the Canada Western Amber Durum class.

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