Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research
Project Number: 2038-21530-001-01-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Apr 1, 2009
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
Our objective is to develop landmark cultivars, advanced breeding lines and information for use by other breeders, scientists, producers and growers. This research will emphasize developing resistance to diseases, insects, and physiological defects, as well as the development of molecular markers for genetic analysis and marker assited selection.
Problems facing the lettuce industry will be addressed using genetic approaches in field, greenhouse, and laboratory experiments that are suited to coastal, desert, and interior valley locations, to the various types of lettuce, and to the demands of different production and marketing approaches.