Location: Plant Science Research2010 Annual Report
1a. Objectives (from AD-416)
On-farm testing and proof-of-concept trials for the 2008-09 and 2009-10 wheat growing seasons for newly-developed bread wheat cultivars.
1b. Approach (from AD-416)
Plant, maintain, examine, and harvest drill-strip size experiments on growers farms using standard varieties and newly-developed bread wheat cultivars.
3. Progress Report
This research relates to inhouse objective 2: Develop improved methods of marker-assisted selection and apply markers in development of improved wheat and oat. On-farm research included growing experimental, hard wheat lines and appropriate check varieties on farmer’s fields at 5 locations in North Carolina. Locations were in the counties of Ashe, Beaufort, Lenoir, Moore, Rowan, and Wake. These counties span North Carolina from east to west, and north to south. For the 2009-10 growing season, quality of hard wheat was excellent, although the volume weight of grain was below average. The Principal Investigator conferred with the cooperators by phone and email throughout the growing season and visited the field locations 4 times.