Start Date: Jul 06, 2014
End Date: Jul 05, 2015
Project 1: 1) generate new populations of inbred lines from parents chosen to facilitate recombination of genes from elite and exotic sources for yield, adaptation to Ohio, and resistance to FHB and other diseases; 2) use parents generated by molecular breeding as parents to pyramid QTL for FHB resistance; 3) use best lines in crossing program to initiate backcross and recurrent selection populations; and 4) screen inbred lines for FHB resistance in misted and inoculated FHB nurseries. 5. Evaluate the FHB resistance of the soft winter wheat TCAP elite panel. Project 2: 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. Project 3: Over the past three years the USWBSI has funded the phenotyping of a training population of 649 lines. These 649 lines will be genotyped and use the phenotypic and genotypic data to develop a GS model to predict the value for each FHB traits. The model will then be used to execute two cycles of Genomic Selection (GS) during the duration of this grant.