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Research Project: Breeding Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistant Hard Winter Wheat for North Dakota

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-145-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2026

1. Systematically raise the frequencies of useful Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance genes within the NDSU HRWW breeding population. 2. Identify and breed lines with useful levels of native/background FHB resistance. 3. Employ routine single seed descent inbreeding for rapid generation advance. 4. Conduct an annual Winter Wheat x Fungicide performance field trial.

Increase genetic diversity for FHB resistance in NDSU HRWW germplasm by continuing to acquire and incorporate new, literature-confirmed resistance QTL; finding and using native resistance QTL; and improving overall winter-hardiness and resistance to other diseases. Also assess the response of individual HRWW genotypes to FHB when timely treated with fungicide.