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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Development of Wheat with Resistance to Scab Adapted to the Mid-Atlantic Project Number: 0500-00053-003-26
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Apr 13, 2010
End Date: Apr 12, 2015

Objective:
Enhance the resistance to scab of new wheat cultivars in the mid-Atlantic region.

Approach:
Screen elite lines in the Maryland breeding program for resistance to scab, as well as screen the Uniform Eastern and the Southern Scab Nurseries. Develop soft red winter wheat germplasm adapted to the mid-Atlantic region with increased resistance to scab. Utilize molecular marker assisted selection (MAS) to accelerate and improve the efficiency of selection.

Last Modified: 10/21/2014
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