Lead Researcher (PI): Alejandro Costamagna
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $35,000
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 add a new mechanism of resistance that, when combined with the Sitodiplosis mosellana (SM) 1 gene and existing interspersed refuge of susceptible wheat, will further delay the development of virulent wheat midge.