Idaho Agricultural Experiment Station UI College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Image Map
 
 April 16, 2013

Idaho has diverse agricultural environments where five classes of wheat are grown. Wheat supports the Idaho industry which generates approximately $350 M per year on 1.2 M acres, with over 60% of wheat being grown in southern Idaho. Most of the wheat harvested from this region is for the export market. End-use quality is very important for new cultivars to be released. Over 60% of the wheat in this region is grown under irrigation. Stripe rust has been the destructive disease for wheat grown under irrigation. In 2005 and 2011 stripe rust caused significant yield loss for growers and quality reduction for wheat industry.  Dwarf bunt and snow mold are endemic diseases under dryland wheat production. Low falling numbers caused by low temperature induced late maturity alpha amylase (LMA) also is a severe production problem. Due to the recent global climate change, increasing corn and notill practices, fusarium head blight (FHB) has become an immerging threatening disease, especially for spring wheat in southern Idaho.

Aberdeen Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program personnel discuss wheat Aberdeen Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program field Aberdeen Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program harvest Aberdeen Wheat Breeding and Genetics Program harvester

 

Our objectives are to develop an accelerated and internationally recognized wheat breeding and genetics program with emphasis on the development of spring and winter wheat cultivars with high agronomic adaptability to irrigated agriculture in the state of Idaho, with biotic and abiotic resistances, and with desirable end-use quality to meet the needs of the foreign and domestic wheat industry. The research program will focus on applied genetics and genomics that can accelerate variety release under national and international collaborations. The specific objectives are: 1) To develop desired wheat varieties and germplasm using an integrated breeding system combining traditional and mutant breeding methods with doubled haploid production and molecular marker-assisted selection; 2) To identify QTL/markers associated with grain yield, desirable end-use quality, resistance to stripe rust, dwarf bunt, snow mold, fusarium head blight, and late maturity alpha amylase; 3) To identify QTL/markers associated with improved water and nitrogen use efficiency in both wheat and barley materials from National Small Grain Collection; 4) To teach and provide training and supervision for graduate and under graduate students.

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

 
 April 16, 2013

Soft White Spring

Hard White Spring

  • Lochsa
  • Lolo
  • Idaho 377s
  • IDO694
  • IDO1203S

Hard Red Spring

Hard White Winter

  • Gary
  • UI Darwin
  • UICF Grace
  • UI Silver
  • IDO1209

Hard Red Winter

  • Bonneville
  • DW
  • Boundary
  • Juniper
  • Moreland
  • UI SRG | pdf
  • IDO1103

Soft White Winter

  • Lambert
  • Brundage
  • Simon
  • Brundage96
  • Bitterroot
  • Bruneau
  • UICF Lambert
  • UICF Brundage
  • Idaho 587
  • IDO1108

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

 
 April 16, 2013

Developing Wheat Cultivars for Idaho and World Markets | pdf

Variety improvement using EMS-mutagenesis | pdf

Variety improvement via wheat by maize hybridization | pptx

labwork concerning variety improvement via marker-assisted selection

Variety improvement via marker-assisted selection

VMarker-assisted breeding for resistance to fusarium head blight | pdf

Development of herbicide resistant wheat cultivars

QTL mapping for genes related to stress tolerances

Triticeae CAP

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

 
 April 16, 2013

Quality analysis done market classes

Quality analysis done market classes

Quality Lab Team

Quality Lab Team

Whole Grain Analysis

Whole Grain Analysis

Alkaline noodle dough

Alkaline noodle dough

Quadromat Senior Mill - flour analysis

Quadromat Senior Mill – flour analysis

Bread Baking

Bread Baking

Mixing Strength

Mixing Strength

Cookie Baking Test

Cookie Baking Test

Different baking products

Different baking products

UI Lab Protocols | pdf

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

 
 April 16, 2013

Ping Li, visiting Ph.D student working on QTL mapping of coleoptile and root traits

Ping Li, visiting Ph.D student working on QTL mapping of coleoptile and root traits

Junli Zhang, PhD student working on mapping of yield and yield related traits

Junli Zhang, PhD student working on mapping of yield and yield related traits

Fengzhi Wang, visiting scholar, 2009

Fengzhi Wang, visiting scholar, 2009

    For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

  • Brian Bowman, PhD student working on association mapping of water and nitrogen use efficiency
  • Santosh Nayak, MS student working on QTL mapping of resistance to stripe rust
  • Tyler, college student worked in summer 2009
  • Celina, college student worked in summer in 2010 – 2011
  • Curtis, college student worked in summer 2009 – current
  • Additional MS assistantship is available but requires America citizenship
 
 April 16, 2013

UICF Grace, a hard white winter wheat was released in 2009 and an invention disclosure was filed. President issued an invention award to Dr. Chen.

UICF Grace, a hard white winter wheat was released in 2009 and an invention disclosure was filed. President issued an invention award to Dr. Chen.

Dr. Chen obtained a Dr. Richard C. Heimsch Outstanding Research Award in 2011. This is the only research award presented by Gamma Sigma Delta Award Committee offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to research faculty.

Dr. Chen obtained a Dr. Richard C. Heimsch Outstanding Research Award in 2011. This is the only research award presented by Gamma Sigma Delta Award Committee offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences to research faculty.

Director of research collaboration Cathy Wilson from Idaho Wheat Commission visited the wheat breeder in Aberdeen in Dec.2011. The plot combine was invested by IWC in 2011.

Director of research collaboration Cathy Wilson from Idaho Wheat Commission visited the wheat breeder in Aberdeen in Dec.2011. The plot combine was invested by IWC in 2011.

A trade team from Taiwan visited Dr. Chen in July 2012 to discuss their interest in buying Idaho hard white wheat

A trade team from Taiwan visited Dr. Chen in July 2012 to discuss their interest in buying Idaho hard white wheat

Dr. Chen with a retired wheat breeder from CIMMYT

Dr. Chen with a retired wheat breeder from CIMMYT

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

 
 April 16, 2013

Molecular Lab for MAS

Molecular Lab for MAS

Foss 6500 NIR for protein

Foss 6500 NIR for protein

 Planting Equipment

Planting Equipment

 Combine

Combine

 New Tractor and Headrow Planter

New Tractor and Headrow Planter

 CBS Gel Electrophoresis System

CBS Gel Electrophoresis System

 Falling Number

Falling Number

For more information contact Dr. Jianli Chen.

Apr 172013
 
 April 17, 2013

planting and harvesting drought evaluation plots

 

 

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