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Breeding two-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 27.09.2017
Lead Researcher (PI): Legge, Bill
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $181,676
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute
Start Date: 2013
Project Length: 5 Years
Objectives:

To develop two-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada with improved disease resistance and agronomic performance combined with enhanced quality traits to expand market opportunities. Emphasis has been placed on developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium Head Blight (FHB).