To evaluate crown rust reaction in bi-parental oat populations segregating for seedling and adult plant resistance. To conduct QTL mapping of crown rust resistance. To develop high-throughput marker assays for use in oat breeding programs to produce varieties with improved crown rust resistance.
Lead Researcher (PI): Aaron Beattie
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $212,400
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Prairie Oat Growers Association
Start Date: 2019
Project Length: 4 Years