Denomination: 'SY995'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'HY995'
Botanical Name: Triticum aestivum
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Canada, Inc.
105 Jefferson Street
Morden, Manitoba
R6M 0B8
Breeder: Francis Kirigwi, Syngenta Canada, Inc., Morden, Manitoba
Application Date: 2013-06-25
Application Number: 13-8065
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-12-03
Certificate Number: 4972
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-12-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: '5700PR'

Summary: At the 5 to 9 tiller stage, 'HY995' has a semi-erect to intermediate growth habit whereas it is erect to semi-erect in '5700PR'. The sheath glaucosity on the 'HY995' flag leaf is medium whereas it is absent or very weak on the '5700PR' flag leaf. The culm of 'HY995' has weak curvature whereas '5700PR' has medium curvature. The lower glume of 'HY995' has a sloping to slightly sloping shoulder that is very narrow whereas the shoulder is slightly sloping to straight and medium width in '5700PR'. The kernel of 'HY995' has a light-red to red colour whereas that of '5700PR' has an amber colour. The width of the crease of the kernel of 'HY995' is medium to wide whereas it is narrow to medium in '5700PR'.


PLANT: hard red spring type, semi-erect to intermediate to semi-postrate growth habit at the 5 to 9 tiller stage, matures mid-season

SEEDLING (4 leaf stage): absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the coleoptile, glabrous sheath and blade of the lower leaves

FLAG LEAF: medium frequency of plants with recurved flag leaves, absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the auricles, medium glaucosity of the sheath, glabrous blade, pubescent sheath

CULM NECK: medium glaucosity, slight curvature present
STRAW: medium pith in cross-section at maturity, no anthocyanin colouration
SPIKE: medium glaucosity at heading, tapering shape in profile, medium to dense, erect attitude and golden-white at maturity, medium hairiness of convex surface of apical rachis segment
AWNS: white, shorter than the length of spike
LOWER GLUME: medium length, narrow to medium width, glabrous, sparse extent of internal hairs
LOWER GLUME SHOULDER: absent to very narrow, sloping shape
LOWER GLUME BEAK: medium to long, straight
LOWEST LEMMA: slightly curved beak

KERNEL: light-red to red colour, medium to large size, medium to long, medium width, elliptical shape, rounded cheek shape, medium to long brush hairs, medium to wide crease, shallow to medium depth of crease
GERM: medium to large, oval shape

Origin & Breeding History: 'HY995' (experimental designation '04S3031-1') was developed from the cross of '99S3144-7' / '5701PR', made in Berthoud, Colorado, USA in 2004. In 2005, individual head selections were taken from an F2 population screened for height, maturity and disease resistance at the Syngenta Canada, Inc. breeding nursery in Rosebank, Manitoba. Single seed descent was used to advance these selections through F3 and F4 generations in the greenhouse and in the summer of 2006, F5 head-rows were individually bulked. In 2007, the individual bulks in the F6 generation were screened for agronomic performance and resistance to Leaf Rust, Leaf Disease Complex and Fusarium Head Blight and selected from nurseries in Rosebank and Souris, Manitoba. One of the bulk selections designated '04S3031-1' was selected and tested in research plots in 2008 and 2009. During the 2010 to 2012 growing seasons, '04S3031-1' was tested as 'HY995' in the High Yield Bread Wheat Cooperative trials for agronomic performance, disease resistance and quality parameters.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'HY995' were conducted in Rosebank, Manitoba during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Plots consisted of 7 rows spaced 18 cm apart. The plot size was approximately 1.2 metres wide by 3.0 metres in length, containing 2400 plants per plot. There were 3 replications arranged in a RCB design. In 2012 and 2013, the measured characteristics were based on 20 measurements with the exception of 10 plant height measurements taken in 2012.

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Wheat: 'HY995' (left) with reference variety '5700PR' (right)

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