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Barley CAP

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Date Funded: 2006
Amount: $5 million
Duration: 4 years

Objective: Develop genomic tools and methods of barley breeding programs that will help breeders identify agronomic and economically important genes, thereby producing superior barley crops.

Why? By creating a genetic road map of barley, producers may increase their competitiveness by producing high-yield, high-quality barley. The new crops will include improvements in food and malt quality, as well as disease resistance.

Impact: New technology to examine barley genome enables researchers to locate genes of agriculturally important traits (disease resistance, high yield, food quality, etc.). This information will make the breeding process more efficient and effective.

Participants: University of Minnesota, lead institution

Busch Agricultural Research, Inc.

Iowa State University

Montana State University

North Dakota State University

Oregon State University

University of California-Davis

University of California-Berkeley

University of California-Riverside

Utah State University

USDA Agricultural Research Service

Virginia Tech

Washington State University

 

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