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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: The Conservation of Forest Trees from the U.S. and Canada

Location: Plant And Animal Genetic Resources Preservation Research Unit

Project Number: 5402-21000-013-02
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 01, 2013
End Date: Jun 30, 2018

Objective:
Fraxinus (ash) resources in United States and Canada are threatened by an invasive alien insect, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). A program has started to collect and store seed in order to ensure this germplasm is available for research to breed resistant trees and for reintroduction of ash once adequate environmental control measures for EAB are developed. While the focus of this Agreement will be on ash seed, this Agreement will also cover the secure back-up storage of other plant material as applicable and needed.

Approach:
Cooperation is intended to guarantee the security of ash genetic resources in North America for joint study and utilization.

Last Modified: 4/24/2014
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