Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research
Project Number: 5358-22000-038-01-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 24, 2010
End Date: Dec 31, 2013
Support seed increase, distribution and database development for the stem rust-related winter wheat nursery in the Pacific Northwest.
The nursery currently operated by the cooperator has wheat lines that have been grown in the CIMMYT/ARS nursery in Ankara, Turkey, with quarantine and inspection handled through the Aberdeen ARS location. This nursery will be maintained, and expanded so that sufficient seed for distribution and short-term (several years) storage can be produced. The ARS Aberdeen location will be the site for seed archiving. Personnel funded under this SCA will collect limited agronomic trait data from the nursery, and will manage a database of trait information that is collected in this nursery and by other scientists who subsequently use the seed in their local field tests. The product of this effort will be a database for use by wheat breeders who wish to use lines from this nursery, including lines that have been tested in the CIMMYT nursery for resistance to Ug99, in their breeding programs.