The high priority areas of research in the wheat breeding program are:

  • Research of Fusarium Head Blight (scab)
    • Screening and identification of scab resistance
    • Incorporation of resistance into adapted high-yielding varieties
    • Implementation of molecular markers and genomic selection for scab resistance
  • Development of early varieties with high yield
    • Farmers want early varieties. Also, early varieties may escape disease damage in some years
  • Selection for high test weight
  • Quality traits
    • good milling and baking traits


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