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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Spinach Breeding and Genetics

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-21220-005-24
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Apr 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2018

Objective:
The spinach breeding and genetics program aims to incorporate valuable traits into spinach germplasm including resistances to downy mildew, Verticillium wilt, leafminer insect, and herbicides.

Approach:
Germplasm screening, genetic study, and breeding will be conducted to identify, investigate, and enhance beneficial and horticultural traits, adaptation, and yield.

Last Modified: 10/24/2014
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