To establish a Canada-wide pre-breeding platform that will supply all Canadian wheat breeding programs with useful markers, semi-adapted germplasm carrying new resistance genes, and a searchable database that will contain all relevant genotypic and phenotypic data collected during the evaluation process.
Lead Researcher (PI): Sylvie Cloutier
Institution: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Total WGRF Funding: $70,000
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