Evaluations of avena maroccana and a. sterilis derived a. sativa for the genetic improvement of the groat protein content of western Canadian oat

Posted on 05.03.2020 | Last Modified 05.03.2020
Lead Researcher (PI): Rossnagel, Brian
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $102,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1991
Project Length: 3 Years

To evaluate foreign oat genotypes , including lines with germplasm introgressed from Avena sterilis and Avena maroccana, as higher groat protein sources for western Canadian oat. To transfer 1.0-2.0% higher groat protein to high quality genotypes adapted to western Canada to be made available to other breeding projects and, if warranted, advanced for testing in the development of varieties.