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On-going projects and working group related activities on NordGen Cereals

Nordic wheat screening for resistance against Fusarium head blight

Tests for resistance against Fusarium head blight are carried out at Aarhus University Research Centre Flakkebjerg by Lise Nistrup Jørgensen. Wheat cultivars, landraces and some lines of mac Key special collection selected to be of interest for the Nordic area (242 accessions in total) are screened. The most resistant ones as well as a few others selected showing different degrees of resistance are tested for toxin analysis after harvest.

Nordic wheat screening for resistance against aggressive yellow rust strains

Tests for resistance against two aggressive strains of yellow rust are carried out at Research Centre Flakkebjerg by Mogens Hovmøller. Wheat cultivars landraces and some lines of Mac Key special collection (323 accessions in total) are screened.

Book on Cereals Nordic and global perspective

Project on development of a popular book about cereals targeting general audience has been initiated. It will be written by Åsmund Björnstad with contribution by other Nordic cereal and cultural history experts.

Assessment of duplications of Nordic material of barley and oats between NordGens and N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry

N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry in Russia (VIR) has a collection of Nordic accessions from the beginning of 20th century. These collections include also Nordic cereals. Comparison of potential duplications and identification of original accessions between NordGen and VIR collections is done for barley and oat material. Multiplication of material as well as field analysis (morphological traits to compare the potential duplicates between NordGen and Vavilov samples) is carried out in Russia

Nordic barley screening for resistance against black stem rust ‘Uganda 99’

Within the frame of the Global Rust Initiative (Gates foundation) for ‘Ug 99’ (aggressive form of black stem rust) screening tests for resistance to ‘Ug 99’ will be carried out by Brian Steffenson at University of Minnesota Department of Plant Pathology. A set of commonly grown Nordic barley cultivars (142 accessions) are included in his study.

Nordic barleys screening for resistance against Fusarium head blight

NordGen material (148 accessions) has been included in screening for Fusarium head blight resistance financed by USA security program. The study is carried out by Brian Steffenson

Sidansvarig:  Jette Nydam Hansen

Avena sativa 306 x 204

Avena sativa L. Photographed by: Svein Solberg.

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Jan Svensson, Email: jan.svensson@nordgen.org