Alternatives to Sm1: hairy glumes, awns, and egg antibiosis for managing whea...

Alternatives to Sm1: hairy glumes, awns, and egg antibiosis for managing wheat midge

Researchers: Tyler Wist
Keywords: Genomics Wheat
Start Date: 2019
Status: In Progress

Lead Researcher:  Tyler Wist, AAFC, Saskatoon Research and Development Centre
Start Date:  2019
Project Length: 3 Years (2019-2022)
Project Status: APPROVED IN PROGRESS 

Objectives: 

  1. Genomic/cDNA sequences of wheat gibberellin metabolic genes and their respective homologues
  2. Functionally characterized wheat stem height/stem bending strength controlling genes and novel molecular variants/alleles for optimum wheat height/stem strength
  3. Candidate germplasm lines with enhanced lodging resistance and highly qualified personnel in the area of wheat genomics

Total project cost:  $925,641
MWBGA Funding Requested:  $25,000
Funding Partners: AAFC, ADF Sask Ag, SWDC, AWC

Benefits to MB Producers:  Long term variety development tools.