Location: National Programs
Project Number: 0500-00053-003-73-G
Project Type: Grant
Start Date: May 5, 2014
End Date: May 4, 2017
(1) Continue developing adapted HRSW cultivars that have resistance to FHB and other diseases such as rusts combined with good agronomic and quality attributes; (2) Identify and introgress novel FHB resistance that reduces disease infection and DON levels into adapted HRSW germplasm base; and (3) Use novel tools such molecular markers to facilitate screening of FHB resistant genotypes.
Adapted superior genotypes will be used to develop segregating populations for selection and advancement of elite lines that combine FHB and other diseases resistances with desired agronomic and quality traits. Advanced and elite lines will be tested in multiple field trials in ND to identify FHB and other major diseases resistant genotypes that meet the desired adaptation, agronomic and quality criteria for cultivar release. Off-season nurseies in New Zealand (NZ), Puerto Rico, and Arizona will be used to accelerate the generation advance and seed increase for ND trials.