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Research VDHR-NWW

Variety Development and Host Resistance Northern Soft Winter Wheat (VDHR-NWW)

VDHR-NWW Research Area Committee  Members as of:  1/1/24
Chair, Clay Sneller, The Ohio State University, Wooster, OH
Jessica Rutkoski, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL
Dave Van Sanford, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Program Description:

The VDHR research for the Northern Soft Winter Wheat Region (VDHR-NWW) will be organized around participation in the Uniform Nursery. States in the Uniform Northern Winter Wheat FHB Screening Nursery include KY, IL, IN, MI, NY, and OH. VDHR research will be commodity-based in the case of barley, durum and hard winter wheat coordinated projects. Each Uniform nursery will be coordinated by an appointed chair and be advised by a regional committee. Nurseries will be conducted in collaboration with a pathologist wherever possible and a subset of promising entries may be grown at multiple locations in Integrated Management Trials. Uniform nurseries will also be evaluated for milling and baking quality, and haplotyped at the USDA regional genotyping labs. The most promising lines may be entered in the nurseries for a second year of testing at the lines originator’s request. Collaborators will make crosses among promising entries to combine FHB QTL, and segregating populations derived from these crosses/populations may be shared. Mapping of new resistance sources will be accomplished through joint phenotyping of populations. Genomic estimated breeding values will be generated for all uniform nursery entries where available and appropriate. All collaborators will screen varieties and breeding lines entered into statewide performance trials for FHB resistance and provide this information to growers. See the Varienty Development and Host Resistance (VDHR) section of the USWBSI Action Plan for research goals and needs.


Summary of Funding
  FY22 (2022-23) FY23 (2023-24)
Number of Projects: 8 8
Number of PIs: 7 7
Total Award Amount: $852,183 $857,986
% of Total Funding: 9.85% 9.91%
Research Projects: FY22 FY23



Workshop/Planning Meeting Reports

Northern Winter Wheat Nursery Reports/Updates Reports posted for past 5 years, prior reports available in the USWBSI Documents Database




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