Location: Soil Management Research
Project Number: 5060-11610-001-11
Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2016
Conduct screening and variety trials of einkorn in laboratory, greenhouse and growth chamber. Agronomic, nutritional and quality analyses will include: screening for salt tolerance at the seedling stage to provide phenotypic data for genotyping and identification of the presence and frequency of salt-tolerant genes, field testing in replicated experiment for adaptation, dry matter partitioning and yield potential; protein content and composition as to gliadine (Gli-A1 and Gli-A2) and glutenin (Glu-A1) alleles, their frequencies and association with protein content; starch composition (amylose and amylopectin) in relation to digestibility and protein content, and carotinoide content and its predictability by kernel color analyses.