Genetic changes in the Canadian Fusarium graminearum population and their effect on pathogenicity, toxin production, fungicide sensitivity, and disease spread

Posted on 26.06.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Kelly Turkington
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $112,767
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 2007
Project Length: 3 Years

To document changes and address the implications occurring in the Fusarium graminearum population in Canada, which until recently was regarded as stable. Results will provide strategies and recommendations relating to the appearance and spread of even more toxigenic Fusarium spp., potential for chemotype changes in the pathogen, and the implications for effective management of new chemotypes via resistance, fungicides, and cultural technologies.