Alvena hard red spring wheat.
Knox, R.E., DePauw, R.M., Clarke, F.R., Clarke, J.M., McCaig, T.N., and Fernandez, M.R. (2008). "Alvena hard red spring wheat.", Canadian Journal of Plant Science, 88(3), pp. 513-518. doi : 10.4141/CJPS07177
Based on 38 replicated trials over 3 yr, Alvena, hard red spring wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) expressed significantly higher mean grain yield than the checks. It was significantly earlier maturing than AC Barrie and significantly more resistant to lodging than Katepwa. Wheat protein concentration of Alvena was similar to the mean of the checks and flour protein concentration was significantly higher than the check mean. Amylograph viscosity was significantly lower than the mean of the checks. Alvena meets the end-use quality and Canadian Grain Commission’s kernel visual distinguishability specifications of the Canada Western Red Spring wheat market class. Alvena expressed moderate resistance to prevalent races of loose smut and stem rust, intermediate resistance to prevalent races of leaf rust and common bunt, and moderate susceptibility to fusarium head blight.