DEVELOPING BARLEY GERMPLASM WITH IMPROVED RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM HEAD BLIGHT AND OTHER BIOTIC STRESSES FOR WESTERN CANADA
Project lead: James Tucker, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Brandon Research and Development Centre
Alberta Barley funding: $95,500
In order for barley to stay competitive it is crucial to continually develop new varieties that will increase yields while also addressing disease threats and changing environmental, economic and market conditions. This project aims to improve competitiveness of malting and food barley varieties for western Canada by improving resistance to fusarium head blight, cereal leaf diseases and other biotic stresses that currently affect barley production.