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Research Project: Enhancement of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in the Southeastern U.S. Germplasm

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00053-003-091-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: Jun 16, 2014
End Date: Jun 15, 2019

1) increased acreage planted to varieties with improved FHB resistance and low DON, 2) Increased efficiency of Coordinated Project breeding programs to develop FHB resistant varieties, and 3) Develop new breeding technologies to further enhance short term and long term improvement of FHB resistance and to efficiently introgress effective resistance genes into breeding germplasm.

Double Haploid lines 1170, 75, 20, 8 and 2 will be entered in Head Row Increase, Observation, Preliminary, Advanced, and Official State Variety Trials. Approximately 550 F2 and F3 bulks (combined) will be advanced utilizing mass selection. Approximately 30,000 headrows in the F4, F5 and F6 generations (combined) will be advanced using the pedigree method.