CDC Plentiful


Denomination: 'CDC Plentiful'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'PT580'
Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum
Applicant/Holder: University of Saskatchewan
Crop Development Centre
4D36 Agriculture Building, 51 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 5A8
Breeder: Pierre Hucl, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Agent in Canada: FP Genetics Inc.
426 McDonald Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4N 6E1
Tel: 306-791-1045 x.223
Application Date: 2012-04-10
Application Number: 12-7586
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-02
Certificate Number: 4865
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-09-02

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'AC Barrie', 'CDC Utmost' and 'CDC Stanley'

Summary: The glaucosity of the culm of 'CDC Plentiful' is weak whereas it is medium on 'CDC Utmost'. The plants of 'CDC Plentiful' are shorter than those of 'AC Barrie'. The lower glume of 'CDC Plentiful' has a slightly sloping shoulder shape whereas 'CDC Utmost' has a straight shoulder. The lower glume of 'CDC Plentiful' is short whereas it is of medium length on 'AC Barrie' and 'CDC Stanley'. The lower glume of 'CDC Plentiful' is of medium width whereas the reference varieties are narrow. The beak shape of the lowest lemma of 'CDC Plentiful' is slightly curved whereas it is straight on 'AC Barrie' and 'CDC Utmost', and moderately curved on 'CDC Stanley'.


PLANT: spring type, erect growth habit at the 5 to 9 tiller stage, matures mid-season

SEEDLING: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of coleoptile, glabrous lower leaf sheaths and blades

FLAG LEAF: low to medium frequency of plants with recurved/drooping flag leaves, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of auricles, absent or very weak glaucosity of sheath, glabrous blade and sheath

CULM NECK: weak glaucosity, no curvature
STRAW: thin pith in cross section, no anthocyanin colouration at maturity
SPIKE: very weak glaucosity, parallel-sided shape, medium density, erect and white at maturity, very sparse hairiness of convex surface of apical segment
AWNS: awnlets present, white, much shorter than length of spike
LOWER GLUME: short, medium width, glabrous, sparse internal hairs
LOWER GLUME SHOULDER: narrow to medium width, slightly sloping shape
LOWER GLUME BEAK: short, straight to slightly curved
LOWEST LEMMA: slightly curved beak

KERNEL: hard red type, medium red colour, medium size, medium length and width, broad elliptical shape, rounded cheek, short brush hairs, medium width and very shallow depth of crease, light to medium colouration with phenol
GERM: medium size, round shape

DISEASE RESISTANCE: moderately resistant to Fusarium head blight (Fusarium graminearum, Fusarium species), moderately resistant to moderately susceptible to Common Bunt (Tilletia caries, Tilletia foetida) and Leaf Spots (Pyrenphora tritici-repentis, Septoria nodorum, Septoria avenae f. sp. triticea, Pseudoseptoria sp., Cochliobolus sativus) and resistant to Loose smut (Ustilago tritici), Leaf Rust (Puccinia recondita) and Stem Rust (Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici)

Origin & Breeding History: 'CDC Plentiful' (experimental designation 'PT580') was selected from the cross 'BW282'/ 'CDC Go' made in the summer of 2001 at the Crop Development Centre, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The F1 was grown in the field during the summer of 2002 with the F2 bulked in the greenhouse in Saskatoon that fall. The F3 was grown in a rust nursery in Saskatoon in 2003 and selected based on rust reaction, plant type and straw strength. An F4 head row was grown in a rust nursery in 2004 and bulked to derive 'PT580'. The F5 was grown in an unreplicated yield trial nursery at Saskatoon in 2005 and selected based on yield, height and straw strength. 'PT580' was evaluated as W06023 in replicated tests in 2006 and in the Western Bread Wheat B Test in 2007. 'PT580' was subsequently evaluated in the Parkland Cooperative Test from 2008 to 2010.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'CDC Plentiful' were conducted during the summers of 2011 and 2012 at the Crop Science Field Laboratory of the Crop Development Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. There were 4 replications arranged in an RCB design. Plots consisted of 5 rows with a row length of 3.6 metres and a row spacing of 23 cm.

Comparison table for 'CDC Plentiful' with reference varieties 'AC Barrie', 'CDC Utmost' and 'CDC Stanley'

Plant height (cm)

  'CDC Plentiful' 'AC Barrie' 'CDC Utmost' 'CDC Stanley'
mean 2011 93.9 97.9 93.7 93.5
std. deviation 2011 3.1 2.0 3.2 3.0
mean 2012 90.0 100.0 90.2 92.0
std. deviation 2012 3.1 4.1 1.8 3.6

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Wheat: 'CDC Plentiful' (left) with reference varieties 'AC Barrie' (centre left), 'CDC Utmost' (centre right) and 'CDC Stanley' (right)

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Wheat: 'CDC Plentiful' (left) with reference varieties 'AC Barrie' (centre left), 'CDC Utmost' (centre right) and 'CDC Stanley' (right)

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