Annual Meeting Summary 2010
WHEAT QUALITY COUNCIL 2010 ANNUAL MEETING SUMMARY
By Ben Handcock, Executive Vice President
The Wheat Quality Council (WQC)
held its annual meeting, forum and technical review sessions
February 16-18, 2010
The WQC is the only industry-wide
organization that brings together all wheat interests from breeders
and producers to millers,
The wheat breeders have an
opportunity to network with the industry to determine what quality
characteristics the millers and
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
The meeting began with the WQC
Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, February 16. Following
discussions on financial,
The theme of the forum this year was “Wheat—Grading It, Losing Acres Of It, and Breeding Changes To It.”
Patrick McCluskey,USDA GIPSA, reported on the wheat grading standards review that is in process at the current time.
Dana Peterson, NAWG, discussed challenges to the wheat industry, lost wheat acres, and plans in the works for moving forward from here.
Darrell Hanavan, CO Wheat,
presented information on Public/Private wheat research collaboration
in light of the recent re-entry of
The keynote dinner speaker was
Len Heflich, VP of Quality Systems for BIMBO USA. Mr. Heflich
talked about the certainty and
All of the speakers were well
received and good comments were made regarding their presentations.
Reporters from Milling and
SNAPSHOT OF LINES ENTERED FOR REVIEW THIS YEAR
Forty-eight breeder- submitted
lines and checks were entered for evaluation from the 2009 growing
In the Hard Springs:
four lines in the trials this year. The breeder suggested they will
fall into “niche” markets.
release one, as yet unnamed, new variety. Seed will be available to
Associates in the spring of 2011.
World Wide Wheat: Entered two lines with high yield potential and resistance to stripe rust. Their disposition is not know as of this time.
University of Minnesota: Entered one line with high yield potential and a good disease package, but will not release it at this time.
South Dakota State University:
Is releasing a new variety named “Select”. It has high test
weight and good FHB resistance.
North Dakota State
University: Entered two lines, both of which are still in
pre-release. One is a potential to
In the Eastern Soft Winters:
Entered two soft white wheat lines with the proposed names of
“Hopkins” and “Bridgeport.”
Had three soft reds and one soft white in the trials this year. The
soft wheat line named W1062 received the highest marks
Virginia Tech: Has
released “Merl,” a soft red high-yielding variety for use in
pastries. Has released “SW049029104” a soft
The Ohio State University:
Entered OH04-264-58, a soft red with very strong gluten
strength. It would seem to best suited for crackers.
In the Hard Winters:
University: Had two entries. Both were rated about equal to
the good check-“Hatcher.” CO04393 may be released for planting in
Kansas State University-Hays:
Had “Tiger” back for further evaluations. It is a hard white best
suited for noodle making and is in a restricted release program.
Oklahoma State University:
Has released “Billings,” a red wheat for grain production that
has large kernel size for Oklahoma plus a good disease package.
Montana State University:
Entered two hard red lines. One does not appear to be winter hardy
enough for Eastern Montana. The other is a solid stemmed
have certified seed available to farmers in 2011 for two new lines.
One is named “CJ,” for Chuck Johnson, and is best adapted to the
entered one hard red, but it won the millers award for “Best New
Variety” for the 2009 crop. The breeder is Sid Perry, and
Entered one hard red line from the TAM program. It has better
quality than the good check, TAM 111.
University of Nebraska:
Entered two red lines. One has soil-borne wheat mosaic virus
resistance (rare for NE) and is suited for southeast
A total of 37 cooperators
from across the United States evaluated our lines from 2009. This
is a huge investment of money, time and effort on their part.
Ø Hard winter tour Dates are May 3-6, 2010
Ø Hard Spring and Durum Tour Dates are July 26-29, 2010
(Registration forms at www.wheatqualitycouncil.org)
2011 Annual Meeting
February 15-17 at the Embassy Suites, Kansas City, MO