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CULTIVAR DEVELOPMENT: ACCELERATED INTROGRESSION OF SYNTHETIC HEXAPLOID DERIVED DIVERSITY INTO AN APPLIED HARD WINTER WHEAT BREEDING PROGRAM

Investigators
Stamm, M.; Miller, Frannie; Carr, Pa, .; Angadi, Sa, .
Institutions
Kansas State University
Start date
2021
End date
2023
Objective
The long-term goal of this project is to deliver publicly available, agronomically sound, and high performing winter canola cultivars to producers across the Great Plains. This project addresses the growing need for new winter canola cultivars to incorporate into wheat-based cropping systems that are in significant need of a broadleaf rotation crop. In addition, the introduction of new, winter canola cultivars will satisfy human food needs, enhance environmental quality and the natural resource base of agriculture, sustain the economic viability of farms, and enhance the quality of life of farmers and society as a whole. The long-term enhancements and benefits include greater cropping system diversity of wheat-based agriculture, improved grower confidence in canola as an alternative crop, greater yield consistency of canola cultivars, and increased canola production to meet U.S. domestic demand for canola seed, oil, and meal. The following objectives align directly with the program area of focus and will guide the project in achieving the expected results and outcomes. Test, advance, release, and license new conventional and Roundup Ready® (RR) open-pollinated (OP) cultivars to interested parties across the Great Plains. Cultivar benefits may include greater yield potential, enhanced winter survival, higher oil content, improved lodging tolerance, maturity, disease tolerance, and herbicide resistance.Test new female, male-sterile hybrid parent lines in line x tester combinations for broad adaptability to the southern Great Plains (SGP). Calculate combining ability and heterosis for important traits to determine which parental lines produce the best hybrid combinations and propose specific parent lines for increase and release.Deliver cultivar and hybrid performance results and characteristics, and promote the benefits of experimental and newly released cultivars to stakeholders and clientele. Methods of delivery may include, but are not limited to, field days, field tours, extension publications, agronomy updates, radio and television interviews, and social media. Cultivar manuscripts will be published in the Journal of Plant Registrations.
Funding Source
Nat'l. Inst. of Food and Agriculture
Project source
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Project number
KS10202079
Accession number
1025291
Categories
Chemical Contaminants