Identifying microbial inocula to increase salt tolerance in barley

Posted on 26.03.2024 | Last Modified 26.03.2024
Lead Researcher (PI): John Bennett
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $59,182
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Barley Development Commission, Saskatchewan Cattleman's Association
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 4 Years

Identify soil microbes from saline grassland soils that increase barley growth and salinity tolerance. Determine whether the inocula are effective when applied to multiple barley varieties and at varying salinities. Determine if the inoculation improves barley growth and yield in saline and non-saline soils in the field.