• Cover image
    Volume 15, Issue 3
    September 2021


Cover Image, Volume 15, Issue 3

  • First Published:16 September 2021

On the cover: Grower Ed Rose in his field of Lightning barley. See P. Hayes et al., “Registration of ‘Lightning‘ barley,’ https://doi.org/10.1002/plr2.20129. Photo by Pat Hayes.



Registration of ‘Lightning’ barley

  • Pages: 407-414
  • First Published:23 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • ‘Lightning’ is a two-row barley cultivar.
  • Lightning barley has a facultative growth habit.
  • Lightning produces excellent malt with adjustments to malting protocol.

Open Access

Registration of ‘Plainsmen’ tall wheatgrass

  • Pages: 415-421
  • First Published:20 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • Plainsmen tall wheatgrass was released due to its improved autumn forage yield and persistence under grazing.
  • Plainsmen was developed from selections from the tall wheatgrass cultivar Jose.
  • The parents of Plainsmen were selected using within- and among-family selection.
  • Fall forage yields of Plainsmen are higher than those of Jose.
  • Plainsmen is more persistent under grazing than Jose tall wheatgrass.

‘Walton’, a new virginia-type peanut suitable for Virginia and northern U.S. growing regions

  • Pages: 422-434
  • First Published:28 June 2021
Core Ideas

  • ‘Walton’ is a high-yielding peanut cultivar adapted to the northmost U.S. peanut growing region.
  • Under water deficit, Walton yielded greater than the current virginia-type cultivars.
  • Walton is high-oleic, early maturing, and resistant to the soybean looper.

Registration of ‘AG18’ peanut

  • Pages: 435-440
  • First Published:08 September 2021
Core Ideas

  • AG18 is a high-yielding high-grading runner peanut cultivar.
  • AG18 is a high oleic runner peanut cultivar well suited for west Texas.
  • AG18 has good Sclerotinia resistance comparable to Tamrun OL11.
  • AG18 has a roasted peanut flavor similar to Tamrun OL11.
  • Fat and sugar percentages are not statistically different from Tamrun OL11.

Registration of Clearfield ‘CLM04’ southern medium grain rice

  • Pages: 441-446
  • First Published:31 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • CLM04 is a Clearfield medium-grain cultivar developed by the University of Arkansas.
  • CLM04 is a high-yielding, early-maturing, and short-stature cultivar.
  • CLM04 is adapted to rice growing conditions throughout Arkansas and the mid-South.

Registration of ‘L 11-183’ sugarcane

  • Pages: 447-462
  • First Published:30 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • L 11-183 is a new sugarcane cultivar developed for the Louisiana sugar industry.
  • L 11-183 was released because of its high yield potential compared with other cultivars.
  • Disease resistance was also improved in L 11-183 compared with other cultivars.
  • L11-183 is not an early maturing cultivar nor can it withstand freezing temperatures.
  • The new cultivar will serve as an excellent choice for Louisiana sugarcane producers.

Registration of ‘Ho 11-573’ sugarcane

  • Pages: 463-470
  • First Published:13 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • ‘Ho 11-573’ sugarcane cultivar was released to Texas growers.
  • The cane yield of Ho 11-573 was comparable to the check cultivars but higher in plant cane.
  • High cane yield makes Ho 11-573 a useful addition to current sugarcane cultivars in Texas.
  • New cultivars increase diversity and improve the sustainability of the sugarcane industry.

Open Access

Registration of ‘Castella’ soft white winter club wheat

  • Pages: 504-514
  • First Published:06 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • The soft white club wheat Castella is agronomically competitive.
  • Castella has excellent high-temperature adult-plant resistance to stripe rust.
  • Castella has the desired properties for soft club wheat end-use quality.
  • Castella has multiple disease, pest, and abiotic stress resistance characteristics.
  • Castella maintains a falling number above 300 better than other club cultivars.

Registration of ‘ARS Crescent’ soft white winter club wheat

  • Pages: 515-526
  • First Published:06 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • ARS Crescent has excellent end use quality.
  • Grain yields of ARS Crescent are competitive with soft white winter wheat cultivars.
  • ARS Crescent has good resistance to low falling numbers.
  • ARS Crescent has adult plant resistance to stripe rust.
  • ARS Crescent increases the quality of exports of soft wheat.

Registration of ‘ND Grano’ durum wheat

  • Pages: 535-541
  • First Published:03 September 2021
Core Ideas

  • ND Grano durum wheat was released because of its high yield potential and excellent end-use quality.
  • ND Grano has low cadmium uptake.
  • ND Grano has very strong dough mixing characteristics and a high gluten index.
  • ND Grano is resistant to predominant races of stem rust and leaf rust.


Registration of PD 20170048, PD 20170049, PD 20170050, PD 20170053, and PD 20170054 germplasm lines of cotton

  • Pages: 542-548
  • First Published:08 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • Upland cotton has an extremely narrow genetic base and needs an infusion of genetic diversity.
  • These five germplasm lines each contain 50% landrace parentage.
  • These five germplasm lines display good adaptation across three geographical regions of the United States.
  • These five germplasm lines provide the cotton industry with critical new sources of genetic diversity.

Registration of three Arkot 0908 cotton germplasm lines

  • Pages: 549-555
  • First Published:02 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • Three Arkot 0908 lines were derived from crossing UA222 with GA 230.
  • The three Arkot 0908 lines produced higher yields than UA222 or UA48.
  • Fiber quality of the three lines was equal to or better than UA222.
  • GA 230 parent contributes diversity to UA cotton germplasm.

Registration of Arkot 0822 cotton germplasm line

  • Pages: 556-561
  • First Published:01 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • Both ‘UA248' and Arkot 0822 cotton were derived from a cross of ‘UA48' and Arkot 0016.
  • UA248 and Arkot 0822 combine the fiber quality of UA48 with improved yields.
  • UA248 and Arkot 0822 differ in some yield component, plant trichome, and fiber quality traits.

Open Access

Registration of three peanut allotetraploid interspecific hybrids resistant to late leaf spot disease and tomato spotted wilt

  • Pages: 562-572
  • First Published:20 August 2021
Core Ideas

  • These hybrids can broaden the genetic base of cultivated peanut by introgression.
  • New synthetic allotetraploids from peanut wild relatives carry disease resistance.
  • Synthetic allotetraploids are cross-compatible with cultivated peanut.

Registration of two Oryza sativa tropical japonica germplasm lines selected for panicle architecture and grain size traits

  • Pages: 573-582
  • First Published:31 July 2021
Core Ideas

  • Two tropical japonica rice germplasm lines have rice blast disease resistance.
  • Medium grain SC14_166 has increased panicle branching, seeds per panicle, and panicle weight.
  • Extra-long grain SC14_072 has greater kernel length, width, thickness and weight.
  • SC14_166 contains alleles for the genes SPIKELET NUMBER and FRIZZY PANICLE.
  • SC14_072 contains alleles for the genes GRAIN SIZE 3 and GRAIN LENGTH 3.2.

Free to Read

Registration of Tx3489 and Tx3490 sorghum germplasm with enhanced popping attributes

  • Pages: 583-587
  • First Published:03 September 2021
Core Ideas

  • Tx3489 and Tx3490 sorghum germplasm lines were developed by the Texas A&M AgriLife sorghum breeding program.
  • These sorghum lines produced testcross hybrids with enhanced popping performance.
  • Tx3489 and Tx3490 can also be used to develop new pop sorghum lines.

Registration of three soybean germplasms with novel cyst nematode resistance from PI 567516C

  • Pages: 588-599
  • First Published:08 September 2021
Core Ideas

  • JTN-5316, JTN-5416, and JTN-5516 soybean lines have novel SCN resistance from PI 567516C.
  • The three lines have SCN resistance from two genetic sources across four chromosomes.
  • JTN-5316, JTN-5416, and JTN-5516 are suitable for development of cultivars.