U Professor to develop new varieties of wheat and barley

Emily Cutts

University of Minnesota professor Gary Muehlbauer received a $25 million grant to develop new varieties of wheat and barley from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

Muehlbauer, along with Dr. Jorge Dubcovsky of University of California-Davis, are the team leaders for project that will take five years. The project will also include a Plant Breeding Education Network that will provide opportunities for both doctoral and undergraduate students.

Farm and Ranch Guide reported that “the Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP) is composed of 55 university and USDA researchers, breeders and educators from 21 states.”