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Research Project: Breeding Heat-Tolerant Lettuce and Spinach Varieties for Adaptation to Global Warming

Location: Salinas, California

Project Number: 5305-21220-004-19-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2010
End Date: Jun 30, 2013

To develop heat-tolerant lettuce and spinach germplasm that is adapted to global warming and low land cost areas of California.

We will use germplasm screening and breeding to find and create heat-tolerant lettuce and spinach germplasm, and test them in spring and summer trials conducted in coastal, Central and Imperial Valleys of California.