New source of resistance to Fusarium head blight: Wheat – Thinopyrum derivatives

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Pierre Hucl
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $60,144
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Crop Alliance, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Screen an intergeneric wheat-Thinopyrum population in order to identify new sources of FHB resistance and then introgress the resistance into locally adapted germplasm.