Small Grains Projects
213-California Small Grain Variety Selection Trial
Principal Investigator: Mark Lundy, UC Specialist, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Davis.
- To determine productivity, phenological information and disease incidence for small
250-Exploring Barley and Terroir Contributions to Beer Flavor
Principal Investigator: Rob Wilson, Center Director/Farm Advisor, UC Intermountain Research & Extension Center. Project Coordinators: Patrick Hayes, Daniela Carrijo, Tom Shellhammer, Adam Heuberger, Ryan Graebner, Oregon State University.
Using winter and facultative 2-row doubled haploids developed by the Oregon State University program, and compared to a control, we will:
- Integrate fundamental science on barley contributions to beer flavor with development and release of varieties meeting BA all-malt specifications.
- Explore the basis of terroir in barley contributions to beer flavor by characterizing soil and environmental attributes.
- Contribute to a deeper understanding of the genetic and biochemical basis of barley contributions to beer flavor.
260-Development of Wheat Varieties for California
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jorge Dubcovsky, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis; Oswaldo Chicaiza, Research Assistant, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis; John Heaton, Department of Plant Sciences, UC Davis.
To produce new varieties & improved germplasm and distribute them to growers, breeders and other researchers. A multi-objective project will be conducted which:
- Introduces new germplasm for evaluation and breeding
- Develops breeding populations through hybridization, selection and evaluation
- Develops information on the inheritance of characters important to quality and yield in California production environments and finds molecular markers to assist the introgression of these characters into adapted breeding lines, and finally
- Produces Breeders Seed for multiplication as new varieties and germplasm for distribution to breeders and researchers. Specific goals are to introduce and maintain disease resistance, maintain or increase grain yield potential and improve end-use characteristics
274-Use of Palisade PGR to Prevent Barley Lodging in Tulelake
Principal Investigator: Rob Wilson, Center Director/Farm Advisor, UC Intermountain Research & Extension Center
- Test different rates and timings of Palisade to determine the PGR's influence on