Research Project

Barley pathogen variation and surveillance: implications for managing host resistance and fungicides

This project is funded by Alberta Barley in collaboration with Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP) and the National Barley Research Cluster.

Timeline: 2018-2023

Project lead: Dr. Thomas Kelly Turkington, Lacombe Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Alberta Barley funding: $98,543

Barley production across Canada continues to be threatened by diseases, and the increasing resistance and adaptation of these diseases to fungicides. This project aims to address this by building a better understanding of pathogen variation, which will help breeders develop resistant varieties and integrated strategies to prolong the effectiveness of host resistance and fungicide applications.