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Research Project: Scab Resistant Variety Development and Testing

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-165-G
Project Type: Grant

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

This research program will a. help farmers make scab management decisions by evaluating and disseminating data on varietal resistance, and b. develop scab-resistant wheat varieties that are profitable for farmers to grow in Illinois and surrounding states.

To help farmers manage scab, we will conduct scab resistance variety testing. To develop scab-resistant varieties, we will improve scab resistance and total net merit within the University of Illinois wheat breeding program using a breeding strategy incorporating rapid generation advancement, genomic prediction, and economic selection indices.