Location: Cereal Crops Research
Project Number: 5442-22000-048-01
Start Date: Jun 01, 2012
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
We will use a multiple approaches to begin to characterize the spot form net blotch population in eastern Montana and western ND. These approaches include collecting and characterizing natural Pyrenophora teres f. maculata populations collected in the from eastern MT and western ND, using bi-parental P. teres f. maculata populations that segregate for virulence, screening the barley core collection (BCC) for lines harboring high levels of resistance to spot form net blotch, and beginning the development of populations from these BCC lines to characterize the genetics of the resistance. Using this multi-dimensional approach we will gain insight into how to best control this important disease that is new to this region.