Building on past success: furthering our understanding of wheat stripe rust t...

Building on past success: furthering our understanding of wheat stripe rust to mitigate disease and improve resistance

Researchers: Randy Kutcher
Keywords: Disease Resistance Wheat
Start Date: 2019
Status: In Progress

Lead Researcher:  Randy Kutcher, CDC, University of Saskatchewan
Start Date:  2019
Project Length: 3 Years (2019-2022)
Project Status: APPROVED IN PROGRESS

Objectives: 

  1. Isolate stripe rust resistance genes in wheat relatives in preparation for gene cloning by a new, rapid gene cloning pipeline (AgRenSeq)
  2. Identify the most recent races and genetic lineages of the stripe rust pathogen in Canada
  3. Identify genes in the pathogen (Pst) virulent on stripe rust resistance genes (Yr) through genomic analysis

Total project cost:  $407,963
MWBGA Funding Requested:  $13,800
Funding Partners: Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission, Alberta Wheat Commission

Benefits to MB Producers:  Long term variety development tools