Breeding Improved SRW Wheat for Kentucky

Grants and Contracts Details


The overarching goal of this research is to increase wheat profitability and sustainability by developing and releasing superior SRW wheat varieties for Kentucky growers. By building resistance to diseases such as head scab into the varieties, we are enhancing sustainability of production practices by reducing reliance on fungicides. We strive to identify high yielding, early maturing varieties with excellent test weight and straw strength that will meet the goals of sustainability by filling food needs, enhancing environmental sustainability by reducing soil erosion and enhancing economic sustainability by increasing profitability of the 3-crops-in-2-years rotation.
Effective start/end date9/1/1912/31/20


  • Kentucky Small Grain Growers Association: $67,000.00


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