To improve competitiveness of malting and food barley varieties for western Canada by improving resistance to fusarium head blight, cereal leaf diseases, and other biotic stresses that currently affect barley production.
Lead Researcher (PI): James Tucker
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $230,740
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Barley Commission, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 5 Years