Start Date: May 27, 2014
End Date: May 26, 2016
Project 1: (1) the continued design of crosses that combine FHB-resistant parents with native and/or exotic sources of resistance; (2) systematic screening of advanced breeding lines for all 4 types of FHB resistance and verification of resistance levels in lines with putative resistance identified in previous years of screening; (3) increasing a mapping population for MO 080104 which carries no known markers for FHB with the ultimate goal in FY15 of phenotyping this population in both the field and greenhouse environments; (4) greenhouse and field screening of 300 F7 RILs of a mapping population developed from the cross Bess/MO 94-317 to validate Truman FHB markers as Bess is a full sib of Truman that has FHB resistance. Project 2: Will use the seed produced and selected in the previous year, inoculate with FHB spores at flowering and begin to derive lines by selecting individual FHB resistant plants. Project 3: 1) Phenotype advanced breeding lines that are candidates for release: 2) place FHB and other agronomic, disease resistance, and quality data in database: 3) report on purification and seed increase of the best lines.