the commercial variety cevy oro c2008 was developed at the norman e. borlaug experimental station in a collaboration between inifap and cimmyt, for the wheat-producing areas of the states of sinaloa, sonora, baja california sur, and baja california in mexico. its pedigree is scrip_1//dipper_2/bushen_3/4/ arment//srn_3/nigris_4/3/ canelo_9.1, cdss02y00381s-0y-0m-19y-0m and its selection history is cdss02y00381s-0y-0m-19y-0m. cevy oro c2008 has the registration tri-111-240209 in the catalogue of cultivars feasible for registration. this wheat variety has a springtime growth habit and is resistant to leaf rust (puccinia triticina), with an experimental average grain yield of 5.6 t ha-1 with three complementary irrigations, in four sowing dates. cevy oro c2008 averaged 7.1, 7.4, and 7.2 t ha-1 in 2008-2009, 2009-2010, and 2010-2011, respectively, in commercial fields of cooperating wheat producers from southern sonora; therefore, this cultivar is a new option of durum wheat for wheat producers of northwest mexico.