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Graminor participates in various Research - and Development (R&D) projects with national and international partners. In relation to research related to the development of new varieties of cereals Graminor is involved in the following projects:



Duration: 2018-2022  |  NFR 294651

Adaptions within the Norwegian wheat value chain to improve quality and obtain high quantities for milling in a changing climate (MATHVETE)



DURATION: 2016-2020 |  NFR 256370

Expanding the technology base for Norwegian wheat breeding: genomic tools for breeding of high quality bread wheat.

Increasing wheat production for food is the most important element to achieve the Norwegian government goal to increase the national food production by 20% within 2030 (St. meld. no 9, 2011-2012). While wheat cultivars on the Norwegian market have the genetic potential for bread-making quality, this potential is often destroyed by pre-harvest sprouting (PHS), the untimely germination of the grain, caused by delayed harvest due to rainy weather. PHS is the single most important quality-degrading factor of wheat in Norway and other Nordic regions with similar environmental challenges. When PHS occurs, wheat is downgraded as feed, causing considerable economic losses to farmers. The Expand project aims to provide Graminor with new molecular tools and selection methods that will be implemented in the wheat breeding program, and to develop wheat cultivars with improved resistance to PHS. The four main objectives are to identify the most important genetic factors (QTL) behind PHS resistance in the Norwegian wheat breeding material, to unravel the molecular mechanisms behind the high level of seed dormancy and high PHS resistance in the breeding line T7347, to develop and validate molecular markers for the most promising genes (QTL) associated with PHS resistance, and to develop stochastic prediction models for genomic selection for PHS resistance. The anticipated results of this research will be a more profitable wheat breeding program, through faster genetic gains and a more precise selection of germplasm with improved PHS resistance and general adaptation to future climatic conditions of the target environments, and help to fulfil the goals of increased Norwegian food production based on locally adapted wheat cultivars with stable bread-making quality.



DURATION: 2013-2016 |  NFR 224833

Increased grain yield and grain quality through better resistance to leaf blotch diseases in wheat and barley.



DURATION: 2012 -2017

Combining knowledge from field and from laboratory for pre-breeding in barley.



DURATION: 2013 - 2016 | NFR 225181

Genomics for improved sustainability and competitiveness of Norwegian breeding programs on livestock, aquaculture species and plants (GENSEL).



DURATION: 2013-2016 | NFR 225386 

Norwegian malt, hops and herbs - the flavor of Norwegian beer. 



DURATION: 2014-2017 | NFR 233908

Resistance sources, resistance mechanisms and selection methods against Fusarium and mycotoxins in Oats (RESIFUS).

Sources of resistance, resistance mechanisms and selection metholds against Fusarium and mycotoxins in oats.



DURATION: 2014-2017 | NFR 233993

Norwegian wheat with optimized protein content and high baking quality (QualityWheat).

Norwegian food wheat with correct protein content and good technical baking quality



DURATION: 2016 - 2019

Resistance to Fusarium langsethiae in Norwegian Oats (TRYGGHAVRE).

Resistance towards Fusarium langsethiae in Norwegian Oats (TRYGGHAVRE).



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