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Small Grains Initiative

The Small Grains Initiative (SGI) provides a means for the U of M to initiate or accelerate problem solving or opportunity research, and associated extension programs, and to support and sustain Minnesota's wheat and barley industry.

Recently Funded Projects

Funding is granted for a two year cycle.

2016-2017 Grants

GRANT AMOUNT CONTACT PROJECT TITLE
$107,457 James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
$143,622 Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
$138,343 Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
$84,230 Melania Figueroa

Assessment of Disease Resistance Durability in Oats against Aggressive Isolates of Crown Rust and Smut Fungi

$107,545 Carol Ishimaru Incorporating Pathogen Variability into Breeding Strategies for Bacterial Leaf Streak Resistance in Wheat and Barley
$44,312 Gary Muehlbauer

Identify Novel Scab Resistance Loci in Barley

$30,000 Gary Muehlbauer

Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat by Molecular Genetics

$70,035 Kevin Smith Enhancing Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Barley
$147,568 Madeleine Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
$90,835 Brian Steffenson

Evaluation of Minnesota Barley Breeding Germplasm for Multiple Disease Resistance

$18,694 Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2014-2015 Grants

Grant Amount Contact Project Title
$111,960 James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
$134,382 Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
$96,483 Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
$64,561 Carol Ishimaru Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
$70,716 Kevin Smith Enhancing Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Barley
$153,553 Madeleine Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
$68,322 Brian Steffenson

Developing Barley Varieties with Multiple Disease Resistance

$42,500 Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2012-2013 Grants

Grant Amount Contact Project Title
$119,768 James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
$156,452 Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
$103,983 Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
$72,061 Carol Ishimaru Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
$156,890 Albert Sims Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
$94,543 Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
$75,822 Brian Steffenson Breeding Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
$49,993 Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2010-2011 Grants

Grant Amount Contact Project Title
$149,501  James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
$193,228 Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance
$113,734 Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
$72,088 Charla Hollingsworth Bacterial Leaf Stripe of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
$95,306 James Kolmer Chromosome Mapping of New Genes for Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat and Enhancement of Leaf Rust Resistence in Spring Wheat Cultivars
$94,656 Gary Muehlbauer Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat and Barley by Molecular Genetics
$28,000 George Nelson General Wheat Support/Fusarium Head Blight Nursery
$131,200 Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
$162,043 Larry Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiples Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
$91,010 Brian Steffenson Breeding Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
$30,000 Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist
$15,000 Jochum Wiersma Red River On-Farm Yield Trials for Spirng Wheat and Barley

2008-2009 Grants

Grant Amount Contact Project Title
$133,411 James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
$190,000 Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance: St. Paul
$78,000 Ruth Dill-Macky Deoxynivalenol Production in the Fusarium Disease Complex
$140,713 Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
N/A Charla Hollingsworth Examining Mycotoxin Content of Grain In Response to Application of Triazole and/or Strobilurin Fugicide on Wheat and Barley At Different Crop Growth Stages
$64,000 Charla Hollingsworth Examining Germplasm Response to Fungicide Application in Regard to Growing Environment
$88,000 James Kolmer Chromosome Mapping of New Genes for Leaf Rust Resistance and Improvement of Leaf Rust Resistance in Spring Wheat Germplasm
$82,000 Gary Muehlbauer Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat and Barley by Molecular Genetics
$99,528 Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
$149,138  Larry Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
$78,000 Brian Steffenson Validation of Marker Assisted Selection for FHB Resistance Loci from Barley Accession COMP 351
$18,876 Brian Steffenson Evaluation of Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance
$15,000 Jochum Wiersma  Red River On-Farm Yield Trials for Spring Wheat and Barley
$30,000 Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist
N/A Jochum Wiersma Using Historical Yield Data to Determine the Effect of Climate Change on Productivity of Spring Wheat, Barley, and Oats in Minnesota
$28,000  George Nelson General Wheat Support / Fusarium Head Blight Nursery