Yield performance and adaptation of some Australian and CIMMYT/ICARDA developed wheat genotypes in the West Asia North Africa (WANA) region.

Sivapragasam Sivapalan, Lindsay O'Brien, G Ortiz-Ferrara, G Hollamby, I Barclay, Peter Martin

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    Abstract

    A set of 29 advanced breeding lines and named cultivars from different breeding programs in Australia was compared with 18 genotypes developed by the CIMMYT/ICARDA breeding programs for their adaptation and yield performance using 5 locations in the WANA region for 2 years. Classification analysis identified 13 CIMMYT/ICARDA genotypes that had a pattern in yield performance similar to 2 Australian cultivars, Leichhardt and Hartog. The classification of environments effectively identified trials that experienced heat stress and received supplementary irrigation. Most of the genotypes developed by the CIMMYT/ICARDA breeding programs showed wide adaptation in the WANA region. Genotypes developed for Australian Mediterranean environments failed to show wide adaptation in the WANA region. However, many Australian genotypes showed specific adaptation to heat-stressed environments. Variation among Australian genotypes for disease resistance and heat tolerance couldbe used for wheat improvement in the WANA region.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)661-670
    Number of pages10
    JournalCrop and Pasture Science
    Volume52
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

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