Wheat School: A Demonstration of Successful Fusarium Tolerance Breeding in Wheat – Peter Johnson, OMAFRA

This episode of the Wheat School can be summarized as a bit of a fusarium clinic. Peter Johnson, Cereal Specialist with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs gives us a first hand look at the difference in resistance between older wheat varieties and some of the newer generations. Here we get confirmation of the success of breeding programs in minimizing the impact of disease. We also get an update as to some of the areas in Ontario fusarium has been active, a description of the primary and secondary infections in wheat and some tips for harvesting infected wheat.

Rob Mclaughlin from C&M Seeds spoke to Peter Johnson in front of OMAFRA’s Fredrick wheat plots in Ontario.

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Shaun Haney

Shaun Haney is the founder of RealAgriculture.com. He creates content regularly and hosts RealAg Radio on Rural Radio 147 every weekday at 4:30 PM est. @shaunhaney

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