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Research Project: Breeding Fusariam Head Blight (FHB) Resistant Winter Wheat Varieties for Montana

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-078-G
Project Type: Grant

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

Our objective is to incorporate Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance into our winter wheat breeding program to produce FHB resistant varieties.

We will use classical breeding approaches where we cross our MT adapted varieties to parents with FHB resistance and screen the progeny in FHB screening nurseries to identify lines resistant to FHB. We will also use marker assisted selection to assist with incorporating resistance alleles into the breeding programs.