AAC elevate hard red winter wheat


Graf, R.J., Beres, B.L., Randhawa, H.S., Gaudet, D.A., Laroche, A., Eudes, F. (2015). AAC elevate hard red winter wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 95(5), 1021-1027. http://dx.doi.org/10.4141/CJPS-2015-094


AAC Elevate is a hard red winter wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivar that is well adapted across western Canada and eligible for all grades of the Canada Western Red Winter (CWRW) wheat class. It was developed using wheat × maize-pollen doubled haploid methodology. AAC Elevate was evaluated in the Western Winter Wheat Cooperative Registration trials relative to CDC Osprey, AC Bellatrix, Radiant and CDC Buteo for 3 yr (2011-2013), with Flourish and Moats added as checks in the latter 2 yr. Based on these 35 replicated trials, AAC Elevate produced higher grain yield than all of the checks (103.3-114.4%) and exhibited good winter survival, medium height with excellent straw strength, large kernels, acceptable end-use quality, and broad disease resistance. AAC Elevate expressed moderate resistance to stem rust and common bunt, intermediate resistance to leaf rust, stripe rust and Fusarium head blight, and resistance to colonization by the wheat curl mite vector for wheat streak mosaic virus.