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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Drought-Tolerant Lettuce and Spinach Varieties for Adaptation to Climate Change

Location: Crop Improvement and Protection Research

Project Number: 2038-21220-005-04-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2011
End Date: Jun 30, 2014

Objective:
To develop drought-tolerant lettuce and spinach germplasm that is adapted to global warming.

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

Last Modified: 2/23/2016
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