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Enhancement of Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in the Southeastern U.S. Germplasm

Investigators
Costa, Jose
Institutions
USDA - Agricultural Research Service
Start date
2014
End date
2016
Objective
  1. Nncreased acreage planted to varieties with improved FHB resistance and low DON,
  2. Increased efficiency of Coordinated Project breeding programs to develop FHB resistant varieties,
  3. Develop new breeding technologies to further enhance short term and long term improvement of FHB resistance and to efficiently introgress effective resistance genes into breeding germplasm.
More information
Double Haploid lines 1170, 75, 20, 8 and 2 will be entered in Head Row Increase, Observation, Preliminary, Advanced, and Official State Variety Trials. Approximately 550 F2 and F3 bulks (combined) will be advanced utilizing mass selection. Approximately 30,000 headrows in the F4, F5 and F6 generations (combined) will be advanced using the pedigree method.
Funding Source
Agricultural Research Service
Project source
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Project number
0500-00053-003-91G
Accession number
426879
Categories
Microbial Genetics