Improvement of CIMMYT wheat germplasm for scab resistance and its utilization in Shanghai - Mexico, DF (Mexico) CIMMYT : 1997 - Printed - CIMMYT Wheat Special Report (WPSR) ; No. 46 .
In the last ten years, 6534 wheat lines and varieties from CIMMYT were screened for scab resistance and 1291 F2 population were selected for scab resistance and agronomic characters. The results showed that China/CIMMYT cooperative breeding can improve scab resistance, adaptability, and agronomic characters of CIMMYT wheat germplasm in Shanghai region. New varieties / lines could be bred for wheat production in Shangai through direct selection of CIMMYT lines or by using CIMMYT materials as crossing parents. For instance, Shen 901154, recurrent 116, recurrent 201, and Shen 9303, with good scab resistance, agronomic performance, and bread-making quality, were bred recently. Recurrent 116 and Recurrent 201have planted experimentally in large areas, Recurrent 116 were cultivated in trial areas of 333 ha.