Genetics and improvement of fusarium head blight resistance in Canadian spring wheat

Posted on 22.02.2021 | Last Modified 22.02.2021
Lead Researcher (PI): Dean Spaner
Institution: University of Alberta
Total WGRF Funding: $240,000
Co-Funders: Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 4 Years

To develop wheat germplasm with improved fusarium head blight (FHB) resistance and increased frequency of Fhb1 gene/QTL in addition to carrying out genome wide association mapping for FHB resistance in Canadian spring wheat.