Location: Plant Science Research
Project Number: 6070-22000-019-003-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Sep 15, 2019
End Date: Sep 14, 2024
Evaluate, identify, and develop sources of resistance to rust diseases in winter wheat.
Cooperator will collaborate with ARS scientists to develop wheat germplasm with resistance to stripe rust, leaf rust, and stem rust. This will be accomplished by the cooperator by growing and evaluating lines from USDA-ARS Uniform Nurseries in a rust-conducive field environment in Virginia. Cooperator will also breed and develop lines having resistance to all three rust diseases, that are adapted to Virgina. Data and germplasm will be shared between ARS, Virginia Polytech Institute, and other collaborating scientists.