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Research Project: Fusarium Head Blight Breeding Research at North Carolina State University

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-136-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2025

Objectives are 1) increase the number of superior varieties with Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance available and reduce DON in the Southeastern grain supply; 2) increase cooperation and efficiency of breeding programs in the Southern CP, and 3) evaluate and implement modern breeding technologies to enhance improvement of FHB resistance.

Coordinate the Southern Uniform Scab Nursery. Build on genomic selection activities to increase efficiency of Southern breeding programs. Validate KASP markers associated with resistance in NC13-20076. Conduct a wheat breeding program including use of the double haploid technology. Provide bioinformatics support for genomic selection in the Southern soft wheat region.