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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.

2018-2019 Grants

CONTACT PROJECT TITLE
James Anderson Breeding Disease Resistant Wheat
Melania Figueroa

Genetic Improvement of Oat against Fungal Disease: Crown Rust and Loose Smut

Gary Muehlbauer

Examine the Utility of Fhb1 for Scab Resistance in Barley

Madeleine Smith Epidemiology of Barley Yellow Dwarf in Minnesota
Kevin Smith Improving Durable Resistance to Crown Rust in Oats
Kevin Smith Enhancing Resistance to Multiple Disease in Barley
Brian SteffensonRuth Dill-MackyMadeleine SmithYanhong Dong and Carol Ishimaru

Evaluation of Small Grains Cereals for Multiple Disease Resistance and Mycotoxins

Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2016-2017 Grants

CONTACT PROJECT TITLE
James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
Melania Figueroa

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

Carol Ishimaru Incorporating Pathogen Variability into Breeding Strategies for Bacterial Leaf Streak Resistance in Wheat and Barley
Gary Muehlbauer

Identify Novel Scab Resistance Loci in Barley

Gary Muehlbauer

Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat by Molecular Genetics

Kevin Smith Enhancing Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Barley
Madeleine Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
Brian Steffenson

Evaluation of Minnesota Barley Breeding Germplasm for Multiple Disease Resistance

Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2014-2015 Grants

Contact Project Title
James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
Carol Ishimaru Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
Kevin Smith Enhancing Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Barley
Madeleine Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
Brian Steffenson

Developing Barley Varieties with Multiple Disease Resistance

Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2012-2013 Grants

Contact Project Title
James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
Carol Ishimaru Bacterial Leaf Streak of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
Albert Sims Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
Brian Steffenson Breeding Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist

2010-2011 Grants

Contact Project Title
James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance
Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
Charla Hollingsworth Bacterial Leaf Stripe of Wheat: An Emergent Problem in Need of Solutions
James Kolmer Chromosome Mapping of New Genes for Leaf Rust Resistance in Wheat and Enhancement of Leaf Rust Resistence in Spring Wheat Cultivars
Gary Muehlbauer Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat and Barley by Molecular Genetics
George Nelson General Wheat Support/Fusarium Head Blight Nursery
Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
Larry Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiples Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
Brian Steffenson Breeding Barley for Multiple Disease Resistance
Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist
Jochum Wiersma Red River On-Farm Yield Trials for Spirng Wheat and Barley

2008-2009 Grants

Contact Project Title
James Anderson Accelerated Breeding of Disease Resistant Wheat
Ruth Dill-Macky Evaluation of Wheat and Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance: St. Paul
Ruth Dill-Macky Deoxynivalenol Production in the Fusarium Disease Complex
Yanhong Dong Mycotoxin Analysis Services for Fusarium Head Blight Research
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
Charla Hollingsworth Examining Germplasm Response to Fungicide Application in Regard to Growing Environment
James Kolmer Chromosome Mapping of New Genes for Leaf Rust Resistance and Improvement of Leaf Rust Resistance in Spring Wheat Germplasm
Gary Muehlbauer Enhancement of Scab Resistance in Wheat and Barley by Molecular Genetics
Kevin Smith Marker Assisted Breeding for Enhanced Disease Resistance in Barley
Larry Smith Evaluating Spring Wheat and Barley Lines for Resistance to Multiple Diseases in Northwest Minnesota
Brian Steffenson Validation of Marker Assisted Selection for FHB Resistance Loci from Barley Accession COMP 351
Brian Steffenson Evaluation of Barley Breeding Lines for Multiple Disease Resistance
Jochum Wiersma  Red River On-Farm Yield Trials for Spring Wheat and Barley
Jochum Wiersma General Support of Small Grains Specialist
Jochum Wiersma Using Historical Yield Data to Determine the Effect of Climate Change on Productivity of Spring Wheat, Barley, and Oats in Minnesota
George Nelson General Wheat Support / Fusarium Head Blight Nursery