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Development of short season, cold tolerant, disease resistant corn inbreds

Background

Project is headed by Dr. Lana Reid corn breeder at AAFC Ottawa with test sites in Manitoba and eastern Canada.

Objectives:
  • Objective 1: Development and release of early maturing cold tolerant corn inbreds with emphasis on the 1800-2000 CHU market.
  • Objective 2: Development of corn inbreds with improved disease resistance to gibberella ear rot (GER), northern corn leaf blight (NCLB), Goss’s wilt, common rust, and eyespot.