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Agricultural Research Service

Title: Dedication: Hugh Daubeny, Berry Breeder and Enthusiast Extraordinaire

Authors
item Hummer, Kim
item Hall, Harvey - SHEKINAH BERRIES LTD

Submitted to: Plant Breeding Reviews
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: February 1, 2008
Publication Date: February 1, 2009
Citation: Hummer, K.E., Hall, H. 2009. Dedication: Hugh Daubeny, Berry Breeder and Enthusiast Extraordinaire. In: Janick, J. Plant Breeding Reviews Volume 32. Raspberry Breeding and Genetics. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p.1-37.

Interpretive Summary: This manuscript presents a short biography of Dr. Hugh Daubeny, now emeritus geneticist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This biography is being published as a dedication chapter for a book on raspberry breeding, an activity that Dr. Daubeny pursued for his 45-year career. Hugh has released 15 raspberry cultivars that are now planted in significant acreage around the world. His most renowned cultivar is named ‘Tulameen’. This red raspberry has become the world standard by which other fresh market and potential fresh market cultivars are judged. It has been used extensively in breeding programs including those in the private sector. One of Dr. Daubeny’s greatest attributes was his enthusiasm about his assignment and his willingness to share information and genetic resources. He encouraged great collaboration between small fruit geneticists and plant pathologists around the world. Because of Dr. Daubeny, many ideas and much plant germplasm was shared between programs for mutual benefit of all. His life and work is an inspiration for generations of international berry scientists.

Technical Abstract: This manuscript presents a short biography of Dr. Hugh Daubeny, now emeritus geneticist from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. This biography is being published as a dedication chapter for a book on raspberry breeding, an activity that Dr. Daubeny pursued for his 45-year career. Hugh has released 15 named raspberry cultivars that are now planted in significant acreage around the world. His most renowned cultivar is Rubus idaeus cv. ‘Tulameen’. This red raspberry has become the world standard by which other fresh market and potential fresh market cultivars are judged. It has been used extensively in breeding programs including those in the private sector. One of Dr. Daubeny’s greatest attributes was his enthusiasm about his assignment and his willingness to share information and genetic resources. He encouraged great collaboration between small fruit geneticists and plant pathologists around the world. Because of Dr. Daubeny, many ideas and much plant germplasm was shared between programs for mutual benefit of all. His life and work is an inspiration for generations of international berry scientists.

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