To evaluate new CDC barley germplasm and advanced CDC barley breeding lines for FHB resistance/low DON accumulation within the collaborative FHB nurseries established across Canada. To improve predictive NIR calibrations of barley grain DON content to use as a screening tool. To evaluate a set of adapted barley linese showing a range of tolerance to FHB and DON accumulation for the purpose of identifying QTL linked to FHB tolerance that could be used as an early generation screening tool.
Lead Researcher (PI): Beattie, Aaron
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $214,167
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission
Start Date: 2016
Project Length: 5 Years