To develop two-row malting barley cultivars for western Canada with improved disease resistance and agronomic performance combined with enhanced quality traits to expand market opportunities. Emphasis has been placed on developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to Fusarium Head Blight (FHB).
Lead Researcher (PI): Bill Legge
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $181,676
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Brewing and Malting Barley Research Institute
Start Date: 2013
Project Length: 5 Years