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Identifying and incorporating resistance to fusarium head blight (FHB) in oat

Posted on 26.06.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Tekauz, Andy
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $127,500
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2005
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

To identify sources of resistance to FHB in cultivated oats and/or its wild relatives, to transfer the resistance into adapted elite germplasm, and to validate that the resistance results in minimal levels of DON accumulation in the grain and in processed milling oats (groat) and bran destined for food use.