Research Project

Developing barley germplasm with improved resistance to fusarium head blight and other biotic stresses for western Canada

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: 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 the 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.