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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Small Fruit Crops Breeding in the Pacific Northwest

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-21220-002-01
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 30, 2009
End Date: Sep 29, 2014

Objective:
To develop processing red raspberry cultivars that are adapted to the PNW that are machine harvestable. Additional traits to incorporate into new cultivars are RBDV resistance and root rot tolerance. To develop strawberry cultivars that are adapted to the PNW and that have higher picking efficiency than current industry standards. Additional traits to incorporate into new cultivars are: fruit firmness and disease resistance.

Approach:
The principle breeding system used in the raspberry program will be recurrent mass selection in which the best individuals of each generation are intercrossed to form the next generation for selection. A recurrent mass selection system will be followed; the best individuals selected in each generation will be intercrossed to produce the next generation. Additional cultivars and selections from other programs will be added to the breeding population at any stage.

Last Modified: 10/19/2014
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