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Research Project: Develop Fusarium Head Blight-Resistant Maryland Wheat & Barley Cultivars

Location: Crop Production and Protection

Project Number: 0500-00053-005-163-G
Project Type: Grant

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

Objectives include: 1) Screen susceptible wheat and barley mutant populations in field as well as greenhouse to identify moderate to resistant mutant lines; 2) Employing DH and speed breeding approaches to develop Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistant wheat cultivars and 3) Large scale testing and release of FHB resistant wheat cultivars.

Perform field as well as greenhouse screening of wheat and barley mutants. Initiate new crosses in wheat to introduce and combined FHB resistant QTL. Reduce the generation-time using speed breeding and DHs. Large scale yield and disease testing of the improved cultivars for their release.