Developing resistance to wheat midge in durum wheat

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Robert Lamb
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $90,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1999
Project Length: 3 Years

To transfer antibiotic resistance against wheat midge from hexaploid spring wheats to tetraploid durum wheat. To transfer deterrence to egg laying by wheat midge already identified in a durum line to durum adapted to western Canada. To transfer resistance which prevents establishment of newly hatched wheat midge larvae into durum adapted to western Canada.