Project Number: 2050-21000-031-20
Start Date: Jul 01, 2014
End Date: Jun 30, 2019
The proposed work involves using both traditional breeding approach and molecular approaches. The traditional breeding approach will be used in crossing, evaluation, and selection. All the material advancement will be conducted in field, greenhouse, and winter nurseries. The molecular work will focus on the double haploid technology. Utilizing existing testing locations and off-season winter nurseries for the F2 and F4 generations, populations will be advanced to the F5 generation in bulk and F5:6 lines derived for yield evaluation. Lines will be derived from plants as opposed to spikes, and will therefore enable us to begin yield evaluation directly following derivation. Evaluation of malt quality will begin with the advanced yield trials, following at least two years of prior yield evaluation.