Location: Forage Seed and Cereal Research
Project Number: 2072-22000-042-04-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2017
End Date: Sep 30, 2018
Produce populations and inbred lines of California-adapted barleys crossed with sources of genes for resistance to the Ug99 stem rust pathogen.
Make crosses between Ug99-resistant barley lines and various market types of barley adapted to California production. Conduct field, greenhouse, or growth chamber evaluations of segregating populations and advanced inbred lines for agronomic traits and resistance to local diseases. Superior plants, families and lines will advance to the next generation for further testing. The materials resulting from this NACA will be available for further development and testing to select materials that are locally adapted and have resistance to Ug99. This NACA supports research conducted under National Program (NP) 303, Plant Diseases. The research is conducted as part of ARS research project 2072-22000-042-00D, augmented by the FY2010 Program Increase for Research to Strengthen Grain Disease Research to Reduce World Hunger.