Barley Breeding Getting a Boost From USDA Laboratories

Posted : 2016-05-10

Barley Breeding Getting a Boost From USDA Laboratories

Milwaukee, WI – May 10, 2016 – New DNA marker technologies have the ability to rapidly and efficiently monitor the transfer of traits into new barley selections.  The per analysis costs of these technologies are generally far less than traditional field or greenhouse testing, but the capital investment required to set up a facility, or to keep up with the changing technology, is high.  Congress provided a solution to this by providing funding for the USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) to set up four regional laboratories (Fargo, ND; Manhattan, KS; Pullman, WA; Raleigh, NC) with the equipment and staff to genotype small grains for public breeders across the country.  The regional aspect of the labs allows them to effectively address priority traits and yield limitations for specific production areas.

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