Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 2038-21530-002-13-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Sep 29, 2019
Diversify the genetic base of resistance to downy mildew disease and develop new resistant spinach cultivars.
We will evaluate field resistance and identify QTL (quantitative trait loci) resistance to downy mildew in spinach; breed new spinach varieties with QTLs of downy mildew resistance; and pyramid resistance alleles through marker assisted selection to develop spinach varieties with durable resistance.