Characterization of multiple resistance components against Fusarium head blig...

Characterization of multiple resistance components against Fusarium head blight in wheat lead

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

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

Objectives: 

  1. Characterization of Type II FHB resistance components under greenhouse conditions
  2. Characterization of resistance components related to disease incidence, severity, FDK, DON and the masked mycotoxin, D3G
  3. Characterization of phenylpropanoid-related secondary metabolites contributing to FHB resistance
  1. Genome-wide association analysis of FHB resistance components

Total project cost:  $350,721
MWBGA Funding Requested:  $ 86,250
Funding Partners: Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission

Benefits to MB Producers:  Long term variety development tools.  The knowledge, germplasm and markers generated from this project will accelerate breeding cycles and benefit the wheat industry.