New sources of resistance for wheat midge in spring wheat

Posted on 11.09.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Robert Lamb
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $112,000
Co-Funders: None
Start Date: 1997
Project Length: 3 Years

To identify new sources of wheat midge resistance in wild relatives of wheat and transfer to spring wheat lines. To identify wheat midge reactions that can be used to diagnose different resistance genes. To screen wheat midge from numerous sites in western Canada to determine if any virulent strains exist that are capable of attacking resistant lines.