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Breeding Research
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3420 NW Orchard Ave

Corvallis, OR 97330

(541) 738-4037

This research program has three objectives:

The first objective is to develop new blackberry, strawberry, blueberry and raspberry cultivars for the Pacific Northwest commercial berry industry.

Our second major emphasis is to expand germplasm available to plant breeders by collecting wild species of Rubus, Vaccinium, and Fragaria. This material is then evaluated and incorporated into advanced breeding material.

A minor part of our program is the identification and evaluation of potential new small fruit crops.