2017 CARP Funded Projects

2017 CARP Funded Projects

 

2017.5 - Introgression of clubroot resistance from B. rapa into B. napus canola and identification of molecular markers for resistance, and pyramiding of this resistance with other resistance genes (December 1, 2017 - November 30, 2021)

Objective: The key objective of this research project is to incorporate the CR gene(s) of the B. rapa accession into Canadian B. napus canola through cross between these two species, and identify molecular markers for use in marker-assisted breeding.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Habibur Rahman, University of Alberta

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola

 

2017.9 - Pre-harvest herbicide and desiccation options for straight-combining canola: Effects on plant and seed dry-down, yield and seed quality

Objective: The key objective of this research is to quantify the potential benefits of pre-harvest herbicide/dessicant applications with a focus on crop/seed dry down, yield and seed quality.

Principal Investigator: Chris Holzapfel, IHARF

Funding Partners: Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola

 

2017.12 - Assessing the impact of Contarinia sp. on canola production across the Prairies

Objective: This project will investigate the distribution, phenology, and population genetics of the Contarinia midge complex infesting canola throughout the Prairies, with the ultimate goal of understanding the potential threat to canola production throughout the prairie provinces.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Meghan Vankosky, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola

 

2017.13 - Development of a pheromone-based monitoring system for a newly identified Contarinia midge on the Canadian prairies

Objective: This objective of this research is to identify the sex pheromone of Contarinia sp. and apply this information to develop a pheromone-based monitoring tool for use in protecting canola crops from this newly-identified pest.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Meghan Vankosky, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, SaskCanola

 

2017.19 - Compaction impacts on canola establishment

Objective: The objective of this research is to compare the performance of various canola populations in four tillage treatments under two moisture regimes to determine how to manage canola stands under compacted/excess moisture conditions for best performance.

Principal Investigator: Curtis Cavers, AAFC Portage la Prairie

Funding Partners: Manitoba Canola Growers

 

2017.27 - Monitoring the race dynamics of Leptosphaeria maculans for effective deployment and rotation of resistance genes for sustainable management of blackleg of canola in western Canada

Objective: The objectives of this project are to: i) provide industry and producers the up-to-date pictures of L. maculans race profile in major canola crop regions on the prairies and guide the deployment/rotation of canola cultivars carrying different R genes; ii) monitor and analyze changes in the L. maculans population to gain important insights into pathogen race dynamics in current cropping systems; iii) identify new races of L. maculans capable of overcoming a specific set R genes before widespread breakdown of blackleg resistance; and iv) validate and adopt a novel SNP-array technology for efficient L. maculans race monitoring in the future.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Gary Peng, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola

 

2017.33 - Field evaluation of a valuable germplasm resource designed to dissect complex traits in Brassica napus (the Nested Association Mapping population)

Objective: The objectives of this research are to comprehensively characterize the developed NAM RIL population for agronomic, phenological, yield over two additional contrasting environments; provide field plots for sampling or data collection, and populate the NAM Centralized Database with mine-able data.

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sally Vail, AAFC Saskatoon

Funding Partners: Alberta Canola, Manitoba Canola Growers, SaskCanola