To develop screening techniques to screen chickpea germplasm for root rot resistance unrelated to seed coat thickness and pigmentation. To identify root rot causing pathogens of chickpea. To screen a diverse set of germplasm of cultivated chickpea species and wild accessions for what is assumed to be the dominant root pathogen on chickpea, Fusarium avenaceum.
Lead Researcher (PI): Sabine Banniza
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $184,000
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2020
Project Length: 4 Years