Location: Plant Science Research
Project Number: 6070-22000-018-16-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2018
End Date: Jul 31, 2023
The objective of this proposal is to develop FHB resistant soft winter wheat varieities adapted to South Carolina and the Atlantic coastal plains region.
Breeding FHB resistance wheat through conventional breeding methods and nursery screening. Genotypic and phenotypic data will be used to select best parents for crossing and for progeny selection, with confirmation done by multi-location testing. Testing nurseries are grown and evaluated in inoculated nurseries to obtain data for cultivar development, parent selection and for genomic selection and mapping studies. Results will be communicated to collaborators and to growers as appropriate.