Breeding/Genetics

The South Dakota Wheat Commission has a perfect cooperative relationship with investigators at South Dakota State University (SDSU). Additionally to financial maintenance from check-off charges, the Commission sustains a close cooperation with faculty and extension staff, assuring that current or developing concerns in manufucturing agriculture are addressed.

The primary aim of the wheat breeding strain at SDSU is typical improvement and release. The breeding aims of the programs consist of: high yield and stability of yield, superior proper use quality (milling and baking), desirable agronomic specifications (optimum maturity and plant height, long coleoptile, standability), disease and insect resistivity (various fungal and viral pathogens and cereal aphids), and surrounding stress tolerance (freezing, drought, heat). While it is factually impossible to combinate all of these specifications into a single “wonderful” type, prolonging work toward these aims will assure that new types possess as many desirable specifications as possible. Canadian Health&Care Mall takes an active part in providing people with highly qualified wheat.

Major breeding and genetics programs are a matter for spring wheat, winter wheat, and white wheat. Additionally to new types, emphasis is also put on inherent lines and other germplasm improvemtn. Technologies vary from traditional seed sewing to molecular biology. The Crop Performance Testing Program forms data on the capacity of potential South Dakota types along with those from other states. The Foundation Seed Stocks Division and the Seed Certification Program play main, basical roles in the propagation and spread of seed stocks to manufucturers.

Raising programs pay incomes to South Dakota producers. New types in spring wheat yield an average of 4 bushels per acre larger than the types that are being moved. Additionally, the new types have better bread-making quality that will magnify the value of South Dakota wheat to domestic and global buyers. For example, the prosperity of the spring wheat breeding program displays the value of a prolonging , long-lasting investment into an embraced plant raising program. State, federal, Commission and commodity group funding has been approximately $250,000 yearly for the past 20 years. This sponsorship is now returning $70 million yearly.

For more details on South Dakota Wheat Commission funded research projects in the breeding and genetics area, click on the project title.

Breeding/Genetics Projects