Pre-breeding and development of breeding tools to diversify disease resistance in bread wheat

Posted on 04.03.2019 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Colin Hiebert
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $30,000
Co-Funders: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Alberta Wheat Commission, Manitoba Wheat and Barley Growers Association, Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2018
Project Length: 5 Years

To validate, develop, or improve DNA markers for disease resistance genes using existing populations to enable accurate selection in pre-breeding and to transfer the technology to breeding programs.