Location: National Programs
Project Number: 0500-00053-003-26-G
Project Type: Grant
Start Date: Apr 13, 2010
End Date: Apr 12, 2015
Enhance the resistance to scab of new wheat cultivars in the mid-Atlantic region.
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.