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Characterizing canaryseed germplasm for Fusarium Blight and enhanced herbicide tolerance

Posted on 26.06.2017 | Last Modified 26.06.2017
Lead Researcher (PI): Hucl, Pierre
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $129,028
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Canaryseed Development Commission in Saskatchewan
Start Date: 2017
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To evaluate the world collection of canaryseed germplasm for reaction to fusarium infection in the field with the aim of identifying sources of resistance to improve genetic resistance to fusarium in future cultivars. To better understand in greater detail the infection process of the crop to facilitate recommendations for fungicide application timing. To conduct a multi-site, multi-year fungicide trial to determine the impact of fungicides and optimize the application timing for FHB disease control. To analyze infected canaryseed samples to determine the types of toxins that result from FHB of canaryseed. To screen canaryseed lines for tolerance to herbicides.