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Research Project: Developing Malting Barley with Reduced Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and DON

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-125-G
Project Type: Grant

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

The overall goal of our project is to develop two-rowed malting barley cultivars with enhanced resistance to Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) and reduced mycotoxin accumulation.

Our process of developing improved malting barley varieties is continuous, with lines in all stages of the breeding pipeline each year. Our breeding scheme includes two seasons of off-season nurseries and genomic selection for DON accumulation and other traits in the F5 generation.