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Research Project: Breeding for Tolerance to Environmental Stress in Wheat

Location: Hard Winter Wheat Genetics Research

Project Number: 3020-21000-011-14-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2018
End Date: Aug 31, 2020

Objective:
Develop high yielding winter wheat germplasm with improved heat tolerance during the grain filling period, adapted to the Great Plains of the United States.

Approach:
The project will test recombinant inbred populations developed for variation in mechanisms of tolerance to high temperature stress. The Cooperator will establish and maintain yield trial plots to support the assessment of heat tolerance. The Cooperator will plant trials as prepared by the ARS, and provide fertilizer, weed control and fungicide applications as indicated by best local management practices through the growing season. Environmental variables will be collected to assess stress intensity, and yield and kernel characteristics of grain harvested from the plots will be measured.