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Peace hard red spring wheat

Humphreys, D.G., Townley-Smith, T.F., Lukow, O.M., McCallum, B.D., Fetch, T.G., Gilbert, J.A., Menzies, J.G., Tkachuk, V., Brown, P.D., Fox, S.L. (2014). Peace hard red spring wheat, 94(7), 1297-1302.


Peace is a hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) adapted to the shorter-season wheat-growing regions of the Canadian prairies. Peace was evaluated in the Parkland Wheat Cooperative Test in 1999, 2000 and 2001. Peace exhibited grain yield similar to the check cultivars over 2 yr (1999-2000; Neepawa and Roblin) and over 3 yr (1999-2001; AC Barrie and AC Splendor) Peace matured a day earlier than AC Barrie but was 2 d later than AC Splendor over 3 yr of testing (1999-2001) and was a day later than Neepawa and Roblin over 2 yr of testing (1999-2000). Peace had test weight similar to the check cultivars. Peace was moderately resistant to leaf rust and loose smut and resistant to stem rust including the highly virulent Ug99 race of stem rust and common bunt. Peace was moderately susceptible to Fusarium head blight. Peace meets the end-use quality specifications of the Canada Western Red Spring wheat class.

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