Location: Crop Genetics and Breeding Research
Project Number: 6048-21000-026-04
Start Date: Mar 01, 2014
End Date: Aug 31, 2018
Leaf tissue will be sampled, DNA extracted and analyzed to determine the O/L genotype. The highest yielding high O/L genotypes will be shelled, treated to break dormancy, and sent to the winter nursery for a seed increase. This will provide enough seed to begin replicated agronomic evaluations the following summer. RIL populations that are segregating for economically significant diseases will be phenotyped and genotyped. This will provide data necessary for SNP discovery and genetic mapping of disease resistance QTL and will enable MAS for these traits as well as high O/L in existing breeding populations.