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Research Project: Evaluation of Barley and Malt for Fusarium Infection and Mycotoxins

Location: National Programs

Project Number: 0500-00053-004-088-G
Project Type: Grant

Start Date: May 5, 2020
End Date: May 4, 2023

The objectives of this research are to: 1) provide analytical services to breeders in order to develop new cultivars of barley with reduced potential for DON accumulation and 2) investigate the causes of mycotoxin production during the malting process of infected grain.

The researcher will conduct DON analysis on submitted grain samples and report findings to cooperators for distribution to growers and use in breeding programs as well as investigate the production of mycotoxins during the malting process.