Location: Crop Production and Protection
Project Number: 0500-00053-005-074-G
Project Type: Grant
Start Date: May 1, 2022
End Date: Apr 30, 2024
1. Coordinate the mist-irrigated, inoculated Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) nursery in Florence, SC to evaluate advanced nurseries, new DH populations, and Clemson F4:6 breeding lines. 2. Support advanced phenomics methods and genomic selection pipelines to increase predictability and selection accuracy of FHB resistance across collaborative breeding programs in the VDHR-SWW CP.
Conduct traditional and molecular breeding methods to improve Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance in wheat for the Coastal Plain.