Location: Southern Horticultural Research
Project Number: 6062-21000-009-04-S
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 2011
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
The objective of this cooperative research project is to develop strategies for breeding new and improved woody ornamental germplasm adapted to the southeastern United States that exhibit host-plant resistance to disease, insects, and other pests.
1) Elucidate the genetic/genomic bases of host-plant resistance to microbes, insects and/or nematodes in woody ornamentals, especially those characteristic of the southeastern United States; and 2) Apply the knowledge gained through the preceding research to developing effective genetic enhancement and/or improvement strategies for host-plant resistant woody ornamentals adapted to the southeastern United States utilizing molecular and conventional breeding techniques.