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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Evaluation and Testing of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-21220-002-03
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 10, 2010
End Date: Sep 10, 2015

Objective:
Cooperate with plant breeders in the Pacific Northwest in testing and developing commercially acceptable berry crop cultivars. Research production systems and evaluate how advanced selections and new releases respond to these systems in terms of yield and quality. Study genotypic variation in yield components and hardiness of blackberries to better understand potential sources of variation.

Approach:
Yield component data will be collected from advanced selections planted in different production systems to better understand how these factors change with cultural system, which components can be manipulated to improve yield, and what to look for in new selections.

Last Modified: 10/25/2014
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