Plant Science Department
South Dakota State University, College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, winter wheat, CI 17293, gent wheat
Gent winter wheat is a Scout-type variety made by compositing nine selections developed at the Hays (Kansas) Branch Experiment Station by R. W. Livers. The selections were tested in South Dakota for several years for winter hardiness and nine of the better performing ones composited for an initial seed increase. Gent is from the cross Agent/4<1 Scout. Agent was developed at the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station from the cross Triumph/ /Triticum species/ Agropyron elongatum. Agent was highly resistant to leaf rust at the time of its release in 1967 but is now taking some leaf rust in the Southern Great Plains. Agent/4" Scout derivatives have begun taking a little leaf rust in scattered locations. Scout was developed at the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station from the cross Nebred/Hope/ /Turkey/3/Cheyenne/Ponca.
Agricultural Experiment Station, South Dakota State University, Brookings
Wells, D.G. and Bonnemann, J.J., "Gent CI 17293 Winter Wheat" (1974). Agricultural Experiment Station Circulars. 160.