To evaluate FHB severity and mycotoxin prevalence in Saskatchewan commercial oat fields. To evaluate variability of Fusarium resistance/susceptibility in a wide array of oat germplasm. To develop PCR based screening techniques to detect, identify and quantify Fusarium species. To study the inheritance of resistance and map QTL associated with resistance.
Lead Researcher (PI): Rossnagel, Brian
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $150,000
Start Date: 2009
Project Length: 3 Years