• Cover image
    Volume 15, Issue 2
    May 2021


Cover Image, Volume 15, Issue 2

  • First Published:03 June 2021

On the cover: Barley seedlings on 25 December 2020, in a New Zealand nursery. Using the New Zealand nursery each year to advance the barley populations speeds the breeding process. See G. Hu et al., “Registration of spring malting barley germplasm ARS84-27, ARS98-31, and ARS10-82,” https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20114. Photo by Steve Inwood.



Registration of high-yielding aroma hop (Humulus lupulus L.) cultivar ‘USDA Triumph’

  • Pages: 244-252
  • First Published:05 May 2021
Core Ideas

  • USDA Triumph is a new, high-yielding aroma hop cultivar.
  • It was bred for high yields and resistance to specific race of powdery mildew.
  • It consistently out-performed other experimental hop lines for flavoring beer.
  • USDA Triumph is a great hop for lagers, pilsners, and pale ales.
  • This is a nonproprietary release.

Registration of ‘Yellowstone’ yellow bean

  • Pages: 265-270
  • First Published:23 February 2021
Core Ideas

  • Development of new dry bean market class.
  • Yellowstone is a new yellow bean for US consumers.
  • Yellowstone has unique quality traits.

Registration of ‘ND Crown’ chickpea

  • Pages: 278-284
  • First Published:20 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • Chickpea is the third most important legume crop globally in terms of production.
  • ND Crown large-seeded chickpea is the first kabuli chickpea cultivar released from the NDSU Pulse Breeding Program.
  • ND Crown has high yield potential and is moderately tolerant to Ascochyta blight.
  • ND Crown is a promising alternative to CDC Frontier and Orion in North Dakota and nearby states.

Registration of ‘Georgia-Val/HO’ peanut

  • Pages: 285-289
  • First Published:29 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • Georgia-Val/HO is a new valencia-type peanut cultivar.
  • Georgia-Val/HO has high yield and large pod and seed size.
  • This new cultivar has a high oleic/linoleic ratio.

Registration of ‘Georgia-20VHO’ Peanut

  • Pages: 290-293
  • First Published:20 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • Georgia-20VHO is a new runner-type peanut cultivar.
  • Georgia-20VHO has high yield and high-TSMK grade.
  • Georgia-20VHO has a very high oleic to linoleic ratio.

Registration of ‘FloRun ‘331’ ’ peanut

  • Pages: 294-299
  • First Published:29 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • FloRun ‘331’ is a peanut cultivar with high yield potential and high oleic oil chemistry.
  • FloRun ‘331’ has tolerance or resistance to fungal and viral diseases.

Registration of Clearfield ‘CLL15’ southern long-grain rice

  • Pages: 300-305
  • First Published:14 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • Clearfield long-grain cultivar CLL15 was developed by University of Arkansas.
  • CLL15 is high yielding, very early maturing, and short stature.
  • CLL15 is adapted to rice growing conditions throughout Arkansas and the U.S. mid-South.

Registration of ‘R13-13997’ soybean cultivar

  • Pages: 313-317
  • First Published:05 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • R13-13997 is a new conventional MG 5.4 soybean cultivar.
  • R13-13997 was released by the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station.
  • R13-13997 has comparable yield to checks.
  • R13-13997 is resistant to stem canker and frogeye leaf spot.

‘S13-1955C’: A high-yielding conventional soybean with high oil content, multiple disease resistance, and broad adaptation

  • Pages: 318-325
  • First Published:29 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • S13-1955C is a conventional soybean with flexibility and premium prices.
  • It has broad disease resistance, providing yield security when exposed to multiple diseases.
  • It combines seed quality traits, a good disease package, and high yield performance.
  • Stability and adaptability shown by consistent yield performance across 177 environments.


Registration of spring malting barley germplasm ARS84-27, ARS98-31, and ARS10-82

  • Pages: 345-350
  • First Published:05 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • Barley germplasm lines ARS84-27, ARS10-82, and ARS98-31 have equal or higher yield than all cultivars currently used.
  • The three lines have very good malting quality profiles.
  • All three lines have moderate resistance to Fusarium head blight.

Free to Read

TAM KJ-Q14 ESU and TAM 12J-39 ESU upland cotton germplasm with improved fiber bundle strength

  • Pages: 351-358
  • First Published:06 May 2021
Core Ideas

  • Fiber strength of cotton fibers sufficient to withstand the stress of high-speed processing.
  • Fiber bundle strength of cotton fibers required for newer spinning technology.
  • TAM 12J-39 ESU combines exceptional fiber bundle strength with broad agronomic adaptability.
  • TAM JK-Q14 ESU combines improved fiber bundle strength and fiber length.

Free to Read

Registration of CA 4009 and CA 4010 cotton germplasm lines

  • Pages: 366-371
  • First Published:20 April 2021
Core Ideas

  • CA 4009 and CA 4010 cotton have improved fiber length, length uniformity, and elongation.
  • Yield for CA 4009 and CA 4010 was not significantly different from commercial checks.
  • Fiber packages and quality scores suggest potential yarn quality greater than commercial checks.

Open Access

Registration of GA-BatSten1 and GA-MagSten1, two induced allotetraploids derived from peanut wild relatives with superior resistance to leaf spots, rust, and root-knot nematode

  • Pages: 372-378
  • First Published:07 May 2021
Core Ideas

  • Wild relatives of peanut harbor alleles that confer strong resistances to diseases and pests.
  • Most wild species are diploid while cultivated peanut (Arachis hypogaea) is tetraploid.
  • Development of wild-derived tetraploids is essential for allele transfer to peanut.
  • We produced two fertile induced allotetraploids, GA-BatSten1 and GA-MagSten1.
  • GA-BatSten1 and GA-MagSten1 are resistant to pests and diseases and available for breeding.

Registration of Tx3440 through Tx3482 sorghum germplasm

  • Pages: 379-387
  • First Published:05 March 2021
Core Ideas

  • A set of seed parent sorghum germplasm with drought tolerance is released.
  • These lines can be used as parental lines and germplasm to breed improved lines.
  • Some of these lines also possess anthracnose and weathering resistance.

Registration of USDA-N6005 germplasm combining high yield, elevated protein, and 25% pedigree from Japanese cultivar Tamahikari

  • Pages: 388-394
  • First Published:05 May 2021
Core Ideas

  • U.S. soybean has narrow genetic diversity and low seed protein.
  • USDA-N6005 is unique due to high yield, improved protein, and genetic diversity combined.
  • USDA-N6005 provides U.S. soybean breeders a resource to keep U.S. soybean competitive.


Thanks to our 2020 Reviewers

  • Pages: 403-405
  • First Published:03 June 2021