Fusarium screening, genetics and marker development

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Curt McCartney
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $427,825
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 5 Years

To conduct an evaluation of fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance in wheat breeding lines, to develop germplasm with FHB resistance, and to identify DNA markers linked to resistance genes.