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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.
- Canadian journal of plant science 2016 v.96 no.6 pp. 1065-1072
- Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium head blight, Puccinia graminis, Puccinia recondita, Sitodiplosis mosellana, Tilletia tritici, Triticum aestivum, cultivars, deoxynivalenol, leaf rust, lodging resistance, prairies, seeds, smut diseases, spring wheat, stem rust
- 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.