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Mustards as alternate canolas with high level of flea beetle resistance

Posted on 08.02.2018 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Pachagounder, Palaniswamy
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $94,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1994
Project Length: 3 Years
Objectives:

Identify, characterize, and mark lines/accessions of mustards with high levels of flea beetle resistance. Determine how the flea beetle resistance mechanisms work and estimate the reduction in flea beetle insecticide use by growing these canola quality mustards.