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Research Project: Evaluation of Production Practices, Disease Resistance and Insect Control Measures for Nursery Crops

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Project Number: 8020-21000-072-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2014
End Date: Aug 31, 2019

Objective:
Develop, evaluate, and release improved germplasm of selected nursery crop species.

Approach:
Make intra- and interspecific hybrids in selected genera of ornamental trees and shrubs. Select plants with disease and insect resistance, tolerance to environmental stress, and superior landscape and ornamental characteristics. Conduct field studies related to developing more efficient and environmentally sound nursery production practices.