Season : International Nurseries for Season 2018
25th Facultative and Winter Wheat Observation Nursery for Irrigated Environments
This nursery with the global distribution addresses the irrigated and high rainfall environments with the yield level of 3-6 t/ha. Its objective is to offer diverse germplasm for evaluation on small plots (20-30 gr of seed is distributed) and selection of the best lines for utilization in crosses or further studies. Most of the entries in this nursery are semi-dwarf with the height of 70-90 cm. The nursery is composed of genotypes primarily resistant to yellow rust. The nursery will contain around 150 entries including the checks. The winter/facultative germplasm developed by Turkey-CIMMYT-ICARDA IWWIP Program is combined with the germplasm from the breeding programs in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Caucasus, Iran, and USA which generously agreed to make their germplasm available. This introduced germplasm was pre-screened in Turkey for adaptation to irrigated environment and diseases. The data for the nursery including disease reaction will be made available with the seed and through Internet. Around 80 sets of this nursery will be distributed globally for 2017-2018 season.