Enhancing the in vitro selection toolbox to develop fusarium head blight resistant doubled haploid wheat and barley

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Nora Foround
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $385,050
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 4 Years

To assist breeding programs in the development of fusarium head blight resistant wheat and barley by using an in vitro selection method that employs high selection pressure for the development of doubled haploid bread wheat and barley lines with high levels of disease resistance.