Blogger Arron Carter explains, “Madsen’s legacy has gone far beyond commercial production. Madsen has been the parent of over 45 released cultivars, many of which were the lines that replaced it in commercial production. It is used as a parent mainly because of the excellent disease resistance it has to common diseases of the Pacific Northwest.”
Released in 1988, Madsen is a soft white winter wheat with a high yield potential. During its development, Madsen showed very effective resistance to Pacific Northwest races of the stripe rust fungus and to leaf and stem rust. Madsen was the most widely grown cultivar in the Pacific Northwest for almost 13 years. It has been blended and planted with other cultivars in the same field to manage pests because of its excellent disease resistance.
To read more about Madsen, read the entire blog: https://sustainable-secure-food-blog.com/2020/12/07/how-can-various-cultivars-influence-the-history-of-a-crop/
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