AAC NRG097 Canada western special purpose spring wheat


Cuthbert, R.D., DePauw, R.M., Knox, R.E., Singh, A.K., McCaig, T.N., McCallum, B., Fetch, T. (2017). AAC NRG097 Canada western special purpose spring wheat. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(5), 950-955. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0008

Plain language summary

AAC NRG097 is a high yielding reduced height hard red spring cultivar registered within the Canada Western Special Purpose class. For farmers targeting ethanol or animal feed production, AAC NRG097 will improve production stability and increase farmer’s profitability.


AAC NRG097, a hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.), was developed at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, in Swift Current, SK. AAC NRG097 has grain yield and time to maturity within the range of the checks, a semidwarf stature, and heavier seed mass than the checks. It expressed resistance to prevalent races of both leaf rust and common bunt, while expressing an intermediate level of resistance to Fusarium head blight. It received registration no. 7567 from the Variety Registration Office, Plant Production Division, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) on 24 July 2014. AAC NRG097 was granted Plant Breeders’ Rights Certificate no. 5089 by the Plant Breeders’ Rights Office, CFIA on 7 Aug. 2015. It is eligible for grades of Canada Western Special Purpose.