AAC cameron Canada western red spring wheat


Fox, S.L., Kumar, S., Thomas, J.B., Humphreys, D.G., Mitchell Fetch, J., Green, D., Wise, I., Smith, M., Fetch, T., Gilbert, J., McCallum, B., Menzies, J. (2016). AAC cameron Canada western red spring wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 96(6), 1065-1072. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0011

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AAC Cameron is a new wheat variety that has hollow stems and is best adapted to grow in the eastern prairie region. It is very high yielding and was 5% higher than the wheat variety Unity and 12% higher than wheat variety 5603HR. It has good resistance to leaf and stem rust, common bunt, and Fusarium head blight diseases. AAC Cameron also is resistant to the wheat midge insect. It also has good resistance to lodging though it is a tall (about 1 meter) variety, and matures at the same time as the check varieties. It has premium quality attributes and is registered in the Canada Western Red Spring Wheat class.


AAC Cameron (BW485) is a hollow-stemmed high yielding spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) with good agronomic, disease, and end-use quality characteristics. AAC Cameron is best adapted to the eastern region of the Canadian prairies as represented in the Central Bread Wheat Cooperative (CBWC) Registration Tests in 2011, 2012, and 2013. AAC Cameron was significantly higher yielding than the best check Unity (5%), and 12% higher than 5603HR. AAC Cameron had moderate resistance to leaf rust (Puccinia triticina Eriks.), stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici), and Fusarium head blight (FHB) (Fusarium graminearum), with lower FHB index and deoxynivalenol (DON) content compared to the check cultivars. AAC Cameron expressed resistance to orange wheat blossom midge (Sitodiplosis mosellana Géhin) and common bunt (Tilletia tritici). AAC Cameron showed good lodging resistance (mean = 2.1) despite its tall (mean = 98 cm) plant ideotype. It had significantly higher kernel weight than all check cultivars, whereas maturity and test weight were similar to the check cultivars. AAC Cameron is registered under the Canada Western Red Spring Wheat class for its premium quality attributes.