Imaging for improving Fusarium-damaged kernel and deoxynivalenol resistance in Canadian wheat

Posted on 26.03.2024 | Last Modified 26.03.2024
Lead Researcher (PI): Samia Berraies
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $74,817
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Grains, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2023
Project Length: 3 Years

Increase the resolution for Fusarium damaged kernel (FDK) assessment with imaging. Associate deoxynivalenol (DON) accumulation to the different classes of FDK and develop a statistical model to predict DON. Validate QTL associated with FDK classes and DON resistance in hexaploid and durum genetic populations.