'Prosper' Hard Red Spring Wheat (RFP-180)
'Prosper' was developed by the Hard Red Spring Wheat Breeding Program at North Dakota State University and jointly released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and Minnesota Agricultural Experiment Station in the spring of 2011. 'Prosper' has very high grain yield, better or at least equal to 'Faller'. It performs relatively well in Eastern ND and Western MN environments.
It has medium straw strength. 'Prosper' is a conventional to semi-dwarf height variety, with an early to medium early maturity. 'Prosper’s average protein content and test weight are similar to 'Faller', and has high flour extraction. Overall, it has good milling and baking qualities similar to 'Faller'.
'Prosper' possesses an excellent disease resistance package. It is moderate resistant/moderate susceptible to scab. It is resistant to leaf and stem rusts. 'Prosper' was developed by using several breeding methodologies including the modified pedigree method.
Winter nurseries were used to speed up the process of 'Prosper' development and seed production.
To help ensure genetic purity, 'Prosper' Hard Red Spring Wheat is protected under PVPA or the Plant Variety Protection Act of 1970 (issued certificate No. 201100402) as amended in 1994 (“PVPA”). The PVPA prohibits, among other things, the propagation, multiplication, production, sale, use or advertisement of this protected variety without either an assignment or license from the NDSU Research Foundation.
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