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Final Report: DAQ566 - Genetic approaches to resistance to Fusarium and Bipolaris in wheat and barley

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Yield loss can be severe even with low levels of CR when combined with drought stress... The increased genetic resistance available to bread wheat growers, once the results of this project are released through wheat breeders, will enable increased yield and quality of wheat and barley to occur in the presence of the stubble borne disease, CR. Stubble retention has resulted in higher disease carry over between crops, and a dry finish to the season results in severe yield losses, particularly in more marginal cropping areas... The knowledge obtained through this project has enabled a selection of populations to be targeted for their superior ability to transfer high levels of resistance to progeny, coupled with some potential for combined agronomic traits, increasing their usefulness to breeders...
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