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Research Project: Breed Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistant HWW via Doubled Haploid

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-141-G
Project Type: Grant

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

Objectives include: 1) Finding suitable crosses pyramiding multiple major and minor genes; and 2) Combining marker-assisted selection (MAS) and doubled haploid (DH) process to accelerate the development of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistant germplasm and varieties.

With 20 seeds from each cross, a total of 1,000 lines (4 programs * 2 crosses each program * 125 lines per cross or more breeding programs with 1-2 crosses) will be produced in the first year. Seeds will be increased and distributed to participants.