This research project is designed to test the that approach by using a natural product ascaroside #18 (ascr#18), a pheromone produced by nematodes against diseases caused by challenging pathogens of wheat, and pulse crops.
The main focus of this project is to develop spring wheat lines that carry the “hairy glume” (HG) trait, an awned trait and the Sm1 trait, as an alternative to single source of midge resistance (Sm1 trait) to mitigate wheat midge problem, and to evaluate their effectiveness against wheat midge.
This research will generate information to better understand the efficiency of microbial processes affecting different crop residues, which will enable producers to manage their fields over the long-term.
This project focuses on seeking new sources of resistance for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), and in understanding the resistance mechanisms, which are two key priorities for wheat breeders and pathologists.
This research fulfills an important need to develop wheat lines with novel sources of stem solidness, which may increase the stability of stem solidness expression across diverse environments and reduce the undesirable effects of stem solidness on other traits in red spring wheat.
In this project, SVPG is collecting additional wheat data in the variety performance trials on priority traits including maturity, height, lodging, test weight, thousand kernel weight, protein, ergot and wheat midge, to enhance the available data set, and to provide farmers with more productive information on farming decisions.
The main focus of this project is to demonstrate the effect of an additional application of N in the late season on wheat yield, and /or grain protein increase compared to application of all recommended N at the seeding stage.
The main focus of this project is to provide reliable phenotypic evaluations for Fusarium Head Blight (FHB) resistance that are critical to development of new genetic tools, breeding for resistance, and validation of results from genomic research.
This project is designed to develop models that can help to understand airflow, and airflow distribution inside grain bulks. The main focus is on the potential impact of zones of different permeability (as affected by loading methods, layering, amount of dockage, etc.) on airflow.