Expansion of in vitro selection to develop FHB and leaf spot resistant wheat and barley

Posted on 26.06.2017 | Last Modified 26.06.2017
Lead Researcher (PI): Foroud, Nora
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $139,150
Co-Funders: Alberta Innovates Bio Solutions, Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2017
Project Length: 3 Years

To produce improved double haploid wheat and barley germplasm with high levels of resistance to fusarium head blight and DON accumulation, and to extend the use of in vitro selection technology to incorporate selection for tan spot resistance.