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Research Project: Cooperative Development of Wheat Germplasm with Improved Rust Resistance

Location: Plant Science Research

Project Number: 6070-22000-018-05-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 14, 2015
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
Evaluate, identify, and develop sources of resistance to stem rust in wheat.

Approach:
North Carolina State University will develop wheat germplasm with resistance to stripe rust, leaf rust, stem rust, and powdery mildew. Develop wheat germplasm with resistance to Fusarium head blight (FHB). Develop wheat germplasm with resistance to Stagonospora nodorum blight (SNB). Identify oat, wheat and barley germplasm with tolerance to freezing. Identify new markers for important traits in eastern winter wheat germplasm. Evaluate important traits in eastern winter wheat using molecular markers. Make new crosses, marker-assisted selection for key traits; phenotyping and selection for improved hard wheats lines; introduce resistance to common bunt; grow and select populations under organic and conventional conditions and make double haploid populations for rust resistance.