Denomination: 'HY116-SRW'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'TWF116-072'
Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum
Applicant/Holder: Agrigenetics, Inc. (A division of Dow AgroSciences Inc.)
9330 Zionsville Road
Indianapolis, Indiana
United States of America
Breeder: Mark Etienne, DOW AgroSciences (A Division of Dow AgroSciences, Inc.), St. Mary's, Ontario
Agent in Canada: Smart & Biggar
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5Y6
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Application Date: 2009-06-09
Application Number: 09-6660
Protective direction granted: 2009-06-09
Protective direction withdrawn: 2010-12-17
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-06-14
Certificate Number: 4321
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-06-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Emmit' and 'Branson'

Summary: The pubescence of the lower leaves at the 4 leaf stage for 'HY116-SRW' is sparse to medium while it is absent or very sparse for 'Branson'. 'HY116-SRW' has a flag leaf that is longer than the reference varieties and wider than 'Branson'. The anthocyanin colouration of the auricles of the flag leaf in 'HY116-SRW' is absent or very weak while it is medium for 'Emmit'. 'HY116-SRW' heads later than 'Branson'. The plant height of 'HY116-SRW' is taller than 'Branson'. 'HY116-SRW' has a strong to very strong glaucosity of the neck of the culm while it is medium in 'Branson'. 'HY116-SRW' has a strong glaucosity of the spike while it is absent or very weak in 'Branson'. At maturity, the spike attitude of 'HY116-SRW' is incline while it is erect in 'Branson'. 'HY116-SRW' has a shorter spike than 'Emmit'. The lower glume of 'HY116-SRW' has a medium width while it is narrow in 'Branson'. 'HY116-SRW' has a moderately curved beak of the lower glume while it is straight in 'Branson' and slightly curved in 'Emmit'. The lower glume of 'HY116-SRW' has sparse internal hairs while it is moderate in 'Emmit'. 'HY116-SRW' has a medium width kernel while it is narrow in 'Branson'. The width of the kernel crease in 'HY116-SRW' is medium while it is narrow in 'Branson'.


PLANT: winter type, common wheat, erect to semi-erect growth habit at the 5-9 tiller stage, strong to very strong glaucosity of the neck of the culm at heading, medium to high frequency of plants with recurved flag leaves, early to medium maturity

SEEDLING (4 leaf stage): absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the coleoptile, absent or very sparse pubescence of the sheaths of the lower leaves, sparse to medium pubescence of the blades of the lower leaves

FLAG LEAF: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of the auricles, strong glaucosity of the sheath, glabrous blade and sheath

STRAW (AT MATURITY): thin pith in cross-section, no anthocyanin colouration
SPIKE: strong glaucosity at heading, parallel sided profile, medium to dense, awns present, awns shorter than the length of the spike
SPIKE AT MATURITY: white, whitish awns, appressed awn attitude, incline attitude, straight neck of the culm, sparse to medium hairiness of convex surface of apical rachis segment
LOWER GLUME: narrow shoulder, slightly sloping shoulder, medium length, medium width, very sparse pubescence, short moderately curved beak, sparse internal hairs
LEMMA: straight beak

KERNEL: soft red type, light red colour, medium to large size, short to medium length, medium width, oval to broad elliptical, rounded cheek shape, medium to long brush hairs, medium sized round to oval germ, medium crease width, medium crease depth

QUALITY: good pastry and biscuit making

DISEASE REACTION: resistant to Powdery mildew (Erysiphe graminis, f. sp. tritici), Septoria nodorum blotch (Septoria nodorum), and Leaf rust (Puccinia triticina), moderately resistant to Septoria tritici blotch (Septoria tritici) and Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum), and moderately susceptible to Stem rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici)

Origin & Breeding History: 'HY116-SRW' (experimental designation 'TWF116-072') is a winter wheat variety bred and developed by Hyland Seeds Inc. 'HY116-SRW' derives from the cross made in 1996 of WF042 (P2510 // Freedom / FHB148) / Freedom at Ailsa Craig, Ontario. The doubled haploid method with maize hybridization was used to breed this variety at the F1 generation. The Y2 was planted in the fall of 2000, and selected in 2001 on the basis of yield, seed and test weight. 'HY116-SRW' was entered into a 2-replicate trial in the fall of 2001 to 2005 where it was evaluated for yield. It was entered into the Orthogonal Soft Wheat Trial in Ontario in 2005 and 2006.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted in 2009 and 2010 at Nairn, Ontario. Plots consisted of 5 rows with a row length of 4 meters and a row spacing 20 cm. Plots were seeded at a rate of 400 seeds per meter squared. There were 4 replicates arranged in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'HY116-SRW' with reference varieties 'Emmit' and 'Branson'

Means are based on the average of the two years.

Flag leaf length (cm)

  'HY116-SRW' 'Emmit' 'Branson'
mean 19.71 18.09 16.25
std. deviation 2.69 1.19 2.08

Flag leaf width (mm)

  'HY116-SRW' 'Emmit' 'Branson'
mean 12.01 12.71 10.66
std. deviation 1.25 0.76 1.05

Days to heading (from planting to 50% of heads fully emerged from boot)

  'HY116-SRW' 'Emmit' 'Branson'
mean 155 155 153

Plant height (cm)

  'HY116-SRW' 'Emmit' 'Branson'
mean 96.0 92.2 83.6
std. deviation 9.32 8.84 7.68

Spike length (cm)

  'HY116-SRW' 'Emmit' 'Branson'
mean 6.92 7.71 6.67
std. deviation 0.84 0.65 1.04

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Wheat: 'HY116-SRW' (right) with reference varieties 'Emmit' (left) and 'Branson' (middle)

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Wheat: 'HY116-SRW' (bottom) with reference varieties 'Emmit' (top) and 'Branson' (middle)

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