Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research
Project Number: 8020-21000-053-05-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Feb 25, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2013
Acquire new germplasm for breeding trees suitable for utility-line applications. Test crossability between new germplasm to determine breeding potentials and advance breeding goals.
New germplasm will be acquired from various botanical institutes and commercial nurseries. Wild-collections will be coordinated with the Woody Landscape Plant Crop Germplasm Repository. Material will be planted out for long-term evaluations and for conducting crosses. Controlled pollinations will be combined with molecular tools to verify hybrids and analyze diversity.