1. Improve grain yield by focused selection (clasic and genomic selection) so that barley will be able to cope with the anticipated future climatic conditions, contribute to the reduction of GHG emissions, and support sustainable next-generation farming.

  2. Introgress resistance to multiple diseases by improved genetic control of Fusarium Head Blight (FHB), spot blotch, net blotch (net-form & spot-form), scald, rusts, and smuts so that barley will have inbuilt sustainable control of diseases to promote a clean environment.

  3. Enhance end-use quality and durable grade protection by tailored end-use quality screening for enzyme activity, lower beta-glucan, and icreased extract as well as by improving genetic control of mycotoxin deoxynivalenol (DON),low to no glycosidic nitrile (GN) and/or balanced pre-harvest sprouting (PHS) so that barley will meet the diverse needs of the industry.