Denomination: 'Barlow'
Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum
Applicant/Holder: NDSU Research Foundation
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Dept. No. 4400, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota
United States of America
Breeder: Mohamed Mergoum, NDSU, Fargo, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Seed Depot Corporation
Box 208
Pilot Mound, Manitoba
R0G 1P0
Tel: 204-825-2000
Application Date: 2012-02-15
Application Number: 12-7515
Protective direction granted: 2012-02-15
Protective direction withdrawn: 2012-04-18
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-03-10
Certificate Number: 4997
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2035-03-10

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Prosper', 'Carberry' and 'Glenn'

Summary: The lower leaf sheaths and blades of the seedlings of 'Barlow' are glabrous whereas they are pubescent on the reference varieties. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the flag leaf auricles of 'Barlow' is weak whereas it is medium intensity on 'Prosper'. The flag leaf blades of 'Barlow' are glabrous whereas they are pubescent on 'Prosper'. 'Barlow' heads earlier than 'Prosper'. The spike of 'Barlow' has very weak glaucosity whereas 'Carberry' has medium. The glaucosity of the culm of 'Barlow' is weak whereas it is medium on 'Prosper' and 'Carberry' and strong on 'Glenn'. The culm neck of 'Barlow' is slightly curved whereas it is straight on the reference varieties. The shape of the lower glume beak of 'Barlow' is slightly curved whereas it is straight on 'Prosper' and 'Glenn'. The kernel colour of 'Barlow' is dark red whereas it is medium red on 'Carberry'.


PLANT: hard red spring type, erect growth habit at the 5 to 9 tiller stage, heads emerge early in the season

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

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

CULM NECK: absent or very weak density of hairiness on uppermost node, weak glaucosity, slightly curved
STRAW: thin pith in cross section, no anthocyanin colouration at maturity
SPIKE: very weak glaucosity, parallel-sided shape in profile, dense, white at maturity, erect attitude, absent or very sparse hairiness on convex surface of apical rachis segment
AWNS: shorter than length of spike, white
LOWER GLUME: medium oblong shape, medium length, narrow to medium width, absent to very sparse extent of internal hairs
LOWER GLUME SHOULDER: narrow, straight to elevated shape
LOWER GLUME BEAK: medium to long, slightly curved
LOWEST LEMMA: straight beak shape

KERNEL: dark red, small size, short length, medium width, oval shape, rounded cheek, short to medium length brush hairs, narrow width and shallow depth of crease
GERM: medium to large, round shape

Origin & Breeding History: 'Barlow' (experimental designation ND809) is the result of the final cross using the modified pedigree and bulk methods made at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, North Dakota in the fall of 1999. The pedigree is ND744 ('Glenn 'S')/ND721. The F1 plants were grown in a greenhouse at NDSU in the spring of 2000. 200 spikes were selected from the F2 plants, were threshed and sent to Christchurch, New Zealand to be grown in a winter nursery as F3 head rows. In the summer of 2001, 10 spikes from the F3 were selected and advanced to the F4. In the summer of 2001, the F4 was grown and 10 spikes were selected, individually threshed and advanced as an F5 as head-rows in the winter nursery in New Zealand. In the following summer of 2002, the F6 was grown in yield trials at NDSU research farms in Casselton and Prosper, North Dakota. A selected plot from Casselton was harvested and bulked for yield trials in 2003. The F7 to F9 was tested in an Elite yield trials in 2003, 2004 and 2005. ND809 was designated at this time. The line was tested in the summers of 2006-2008 in statewide yield trials at 7 locations. It was released in January 2009. Selection criteria in the early generations included plant vigor, height, maturity and pest resistance. In later generations selection criteria included grain yield, lodging resistance, shattering resistance, test and kernel weights, disease resistance and milling and bread making qualities.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Barlow' were conducted during the summer of 2013 in Rosebank, Manitoba. Plots consisted of seven rows with a row length of 5 metres and row spacing of 18 cm. There were 3 replicates. The tests and trials were supported by the test report purchased from the Plant Variety Protection Office, Beltsville, Maryland, USA PVPO# 200900342.

Comparison table for 'Barlow' with reference varieties 'Prosper', 'Carberry' and 'Glenn'

Days to heading

  'Barlow' 'Prosper' 'Carberry' 'Glenn'
2013 41 44 42 42

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Wheat: 'Barlow' (centre left) with reference varieties 'Prosper' (far left), 'Carberry' (centre right) and 'Glenn' (far right)

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Wheat: 'Barlow' (bottom left) with reference varieties 'Prosper' (top left), 'Glenn' (top right) and 'Carberry' (bottom right)

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