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Research Project: Development of Supersour and Other Promising Rootstocks for Florida

Location: Subtropical Insects and Horticulture Research

Project Number: 6034-21000-018-11-R
Project Type: Reimbursable Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 1, 2015
End Date: Jun 30, 2018

Objective:
Develop new citrus rootstocks with high productivity, good fruit quality, and tolerance to huanglongbing disease and other disease.

Approach:
Sexual hybridization will be used to create new hybrids, candidates will be screening and selected in greenhouse and laboratory testing, promising selections will be planted into replicated field trials, and the best new rootstocks will be released for commercial use.