Steps toward breeding for improved nitrogen fixation in pea

Posted on 06.02.2017 | Last Modified 07.05.2019
Lead Researcher (PI): Warkentin, Tom
Institution: University of Saskatchewan
Total WGRF Funding: $179,631
Co-Funders: Agriculture Development Fund
Start Date: 2014
Project Length: 3 Years

To collect and evaluate pea germplasm from the world gene banks to assess biological nitrogen fixation (BNF), biomass, and yield production in symbiosis with different rhizobia strains. The most promising germplasm with be crossed with the best Saskatchewan pea cultivar(s), and evaluated for BNF and productivity.