Location: Grain, Forage & Bioenergy Research
Project Number: 5440-21000-031-03
Start Date: Aug 01, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
80-100 entries from the USDA-ARS-coordinated SRPN and NRPN and 300-400 entries from the RGON will be planted at three locations in Texas, namely Bushland, Castroville, and McGregor. The material will be evaluated for resistance to natural infestations of leaf rust, stripe rust, and stem rust. Other observations will be recorded as appropriate. Information will be transferred to participating U.S. wheat breeding programs via USDA web-based reports. Great Plains wheat breeding programs will be invited to submit lines for evaluation in the Castroville nursery – this has averaged approximately 5,000 lines per year.