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Research Project: Plant Exploration in North Carolina and Tennessee to Collect Woody Landscape Germplasm for Crop Improvement

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-280-03-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 2, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
1) Obtain germplasm of wild species of Acer, Aesculus, Carya, Crataegus, Juglans, Magnolia, Quercus, and Ulmus. 2) Document populations of the species from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of Acer, Aesculus, Carya, Crataegus, Juglans, Magnolia, Quercus, and Ulmus species will be collected from wild populations in North Carolina and Tennessee. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Seed will be sent to the appropriate sites of the USDA National Plant Germplasm System. A detailed trip report, including information on all samples obtained, will be provided to ARS.