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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: SUNFLOWER GERMPLASM DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVED INSECT AND DISEASE RESISTANCE

Location: Sunflower Research

Title: Advances in breeding at USDA

Author
item Hulke, Brent

Submitted to: World Wide Web
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: January 28, 2011
Publication Date: January 28, 2011
Citation: Hulke, B.S. 2011. Advances in breeding at USDA. Presentation at the National Sunflower Association Research Forum, January 12-13, 2011, Fargo, ND. Available: http://www.sunflowernsa.com/research/research-forum-presentations/2011/

Interpretive Summary: Genetic research of the sunflower research unit, USDA-ARS, in Fargo, ND, was discussed in a presentation to a group of producers, industry representatives, and scientists. The need for sunflower genetic research is ever increasing with more insect and disease problems nationwide. Preliminary data on experimental hybrids to combat these problems was discussed. Ongoing collaboration with other scientists in North America was illustrated. Information was provided on how to use the new SNP genetic marker system in a sunflower breeding program to achieve more genetic gain per breeding cycle.

Technical Abstract: Genetic research of the sunflower research unit, USDA-ARS, in Fargo, ND, was discussed in a presentation to a group of producers, industry representatives, and scientists. The need for sunflower genetic research is ever increasing with more insect and disease problems nationwide. Preliminary data on experimental hybrids to combat these problems was discussed. Ongoing collaboration with other scientists in North America was illustrated. Information was provided on how to effectively use genetic (or molecular) markers in sunflower breeding.

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