Enhancing capacity of barley breeding programs in western Canada: establishing disease nurseries and a pre-breeding platform

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Gurcharn Singh Brar
Institution: University of British Columbia
Total WGRF Funding: $117,875
Co-Funders: Alberta Barley Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 2 Years

Establish a barley stripe rust and FHB nursery at UBC. Sequence and assemble the genome of wild barley Damon 11-11. Develop pre-breeding germplasm with wild barley and elite cultivars.