End: mar 2019
Start: jan 2014
The Quality Wheat project aims to increase Norwegian wheat quality to achieve better utilization of Norwegian wheat, and thus meet the national goals of increased food production.
|External project link||Project web site|
|Start - end date||01.01.2014 - 31.03.2019|
|Project manager||Anne Kjersti Uhlen, NOFIMA|
|Project manager at Nibio||Ingerd Skow Hofgaard|
|Division||Division of Biotechnology and Plant Health|
|Department||Fungal Plant Pathology in Forestry, Agriculture and Horticulture|
The project comprise 4 Work Packages (WP):
- Yearly assessment of gluten quality of the new harvest to provide quality outlooks for optimal utilization of Norwegian wheat
- Optimal level and reduced variation in wheat protein concentration by means of site-specific fertilization and targeted harvesting based on pre-harvest predictions
- Identify microorganisms associated with gluten protein degradation
- Identify proteases associated with degradation of gluten quality in Norwegian field samples.
WP 3 (NIBIO): Effect of microorganisms on gluten quality
At NIBIO we will investigate and document the influence of Fusarium spp., and other microorganisms, on the functionality of gluten in wheat.