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Research Project: Testing and Evaluation of Berry Crops for Commercial Production in the Pacific Northwest

Location: Horticultural Crops Research

Project Number: 2072-21220-003-07-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 1, 2015
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
Cooperate with plant breeders in the Pacific Northwest in testing and developing commercially acceptable berry crop cultivars. Research production systems and evaluate how advanced selections and new releases respond to these systems in terms of yield and quality. Study genotypic variation in yield components and hardiness of blackberries to better understand potential sources of variation.

Approach:
Yield component data will be collected from advanced selections planted in different production systems to better understand how these factors change with cultural system, which components can be manipulated to improve yield, and what to look for in new selections. Amendment #1 adds funds to continue the current research objectives and will be used to harvest fruit and evaluate fruit and plants to determine the best genotypes.