Registration of 'Kharoba': A Bread Wheat Cultivar Developed through Doubled Haploid Breeding
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'Kharoba' (Reg. No. CV-1068, PI 664028), a hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) cultivar developed using doubled haploid technology by the Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Morocco, and tested as 00DHBW300, was approved for release in 2010 by the Office National de Securite Sanitaire des Produits Alimentaires (ONSSA), Morocco. Kharoba was selected from the doubled haploids derived from the cross 'Altar 84'/Aegilops squarrosa 221//'Pastor'/3/k134(6)/'Veery'//'Bobwhite'/'Pavon'/4/'Tilila'. Kharoba is a widely adapted, high-yielding, short, erect cultivar having good end-use qualities. Kharoba is resistant to leaf rust (caused by Puccinia triticina Eriks.), yellow rust (caused by P. striiformis Westend f. sp. tritici), the Hessian fly [Mayetiola destructor (Say)], and Fusarium head blight (caused by Fusarium graminearum Schwabe [teleomorph Gibberella zeae (Schwein.) Petch]). Kharoba has been released for cultivation under both rainfed and irrigated conditions. Kharoba is the first bread wheat cultivar developed through doubled haploid breeding in Morocco.
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