Project Number: 2050-21000-031-06-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jul 1, 2009
End Date: Jun 30, 2014
Develop improved malting barley cultivars
Utilizing existing testing locations and off-season winter nurseries for the F2 and F4 generations, populations will be advanced to the F5 generation in bulk and F5:6 lines derived for yield evaluation. Lines will be derived from plants as opposed to spikes, and will therefore begin yield evaluation directly following derivation. The necessity to pull individual plants is the reason for the large majority of salary documented in this form. Approximately 350 crosses covering both winter and spring backgrounds will be made each spring and spring populations advanced as previously discussed. Winter populations will be advanced in bulk under field conditions, except for specific populations which may be advanced in the greenhouse. Quality evaluation for malt quality will begin with the advanced yield trials, following at least two years of prior yield evaluation.