Conduct a genome-wide association study (GWAS) to examine the genetic basis of leaf rust resistance in western Canadian winter wheat varieties and breeding germplasm and use this population to develop genomic selection models for leaf rust resistance.
Lead Researcher (PI): Curt McCartney
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $210,884
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years