Marker assisted breeding for common bunt resistance in new wheat varieties adapted to the Canadian Prairies

Posted on 14.02.2022 | Last Modified 14.02.2022
Lead Researcher (PI): Ron Knox
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $112,200
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2021
Project Length: 3 Years

Generate crosses of elite bunt susceptible CWRS lines with bunt resistance sources for marker assisted selection. Deploy breeder friendly markers for bunt resistance. Improve on and validate markers for future use.