Location: Crop Production and Protection
Project Number: 0500-00053-005-098-G
Project Type: Grant
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2026
Our main objective is to use traditional breeding, doubled-haploids (DH’s), misted-nurseries, and markerassisted selection to develop Fusarium Head Blight (FHB)-resistant hard red winter wheat (HRWW) and soft red winter wheat (SRWW) cultivars possessing multiple FHB resistance genes/QTL in climate-resilient, high-yielding, and good quality background, and to share germplasm with Southern U.S. programs.
We will combine resistance (indigenous, Fhb1, Fhb6) with other traits conferring tolerance to other biotic and abiotic stresses, high grain yield and quality, and test in mist-irrigated nurseries and field environments. We will evaluate our advanced trials and regional nurseries for disease incidence, severity, scabby kernels, and DON content.