MANHATTAN — The National Science Foundation has given a big thumbs up to Kansas State University research on determining the most promising plant traits to help increase food production.
The NSF is awarding a creativity supplement for "A Field-Based High-Throughput Phenotyping Platform for Plant Genetics," a project led by Jesse Poland, assistant professor of plant pathology and assistant director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center at Kansas State University. Read full article.
A high quality bread wheat reference sequence is on the horizon.
Manhattan, Kansas, USA – 6 January 2016
MANHATTAN — Kansas State University Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Wheat Genetics Resource Center, Jesse Poland, in collaboration with the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), has announced the production of an improved whole genome assembly of bread wheat, the most widely grown cereal in the world. Read full article.
CIMMYT, El Batán, Mexico, August 1-2,2016
Communications Update: Haley Ahlers
Project Overview: Jesse Poland
CIMMYT Overview: Ravi Singh
Bangladesh Update: Mohkles Rahman
CIMMYT-Obregon Update: Suchismita Mondal
CIMMYT Update: Susanne Dreisigacker
Genomic Prediction: Jose Crossa Hiriart
USAID-FTF Overview: Vern Long
Dataverse Update: Kate Dreher
CIMMYT Remote Sensing: Francisco Pinto & Matthew Reynolds
UAV Phenotyping: Daljit Singh
CIMMYT, El Batán, Mexico, July 21-22,2015
Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Applied Wheat Genomics: Jesse Poland
Marking and Communications: Lisa Borello
Procedures for Genomic-Prediction: José Crossa
Phenotypic Data Collection and Interpretation: Uttam Kumar
Feed the Future Overview and Updates: Nora Lapitan
Mexico Field Trials and Phenotyping: Suchismita Mondal
Grain Yield Prediction and Database Update: Jessica Rutkoski
BMS Progress, GOBII, and Dataverse and Germinate for Public Data Sharing: Kate Dreher and Rosemary Shrestha
Model Development for High Throughput Phenotyping Data: Jin Sun
Ecophysiology and genetic model associations: Ravi Valluru
Crippling climate changes, coupled with a growing population, threaten food security, economic welfare and social harmony in South Asia—a region heavily dependent on wheat for its nutrition and income. But in the race to fight hunger, the development of new wheat varieties that can withstand harsh growing conditions is severely hindered by traditionally laborious and time-consuming breeding processes. Read full article in Feed the Future September newsletter.