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  • 1 USDA-ARS Eastern Regional Small Grains Genotyping Lab Raleigh NC 27695-7620 USA
  • 2 Virginia Tech Department of Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences Blacksburg VA 24061 USA
  • 3 University of Illinois Department of Crop Sciences Urbana IL 61801 USA
  • 4 University of Missouri Division of Plant Sciences Columbia MO 65211 USA
  • 5 North Carolina State University Department of Crop Science Raleigh NC 27695 USA
  • 6 University of Kentucky Department of Plant and Soil Sciences Lexington KY 40546 USA
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Soft winter wheat ( Triticum aestivum L.) breeding programs in the US have used two general approaches to developing FHB-resistant cultivars: 1) incorporation of Fhb 1 plus other minor QTL from Asian wheat cultivars and their derivatives and 2) reliance on resistance native to the soft winter wheat gene pool. Although each approach has shown some success, it is believed that the two must be integrated to develop the highest levels of resistance. The most favorable scenario for integration is the incorporation of Fhb 1 into adapted material with good native resistance, high yield and test weight, and superior milling and baking quality.

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