Start Date: Sep 15, 2010
End Date: Sep 13, 2013
Collaborator research units have been identified at national research institutions in both Paraguay and the U.S. who will conduct this research. These include the Centro Regional de Investigación Agrícola (CRIA) in the Instituto Paraguayo de Tecnolgia Agraria (IPTA) and the Crop Genetics Research Unit of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The research is directed toward identifying new sources of resistance, development and phenotyping of segregating genetic populations and the development, phenotyping and testing of resistant breeding lines.