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Research Project: Plant Exploration in Florida to Collect Germplasm of Vaccinium Species for Crop Improvement

Location: National Germplasm Resources Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-21000-280-02-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 1, 2018
End Date: Sep 30, 2019

Objective:
1) Obtain germplasm of wild blueberry (Vaccinium) species in Florida. 2) Document populations of the species from which germplasm is collected.

Approach:
Germplasm of blueberry (Vaccinium spp.) will be collected from wild populations in Florida. Germplasm will be collected in the form of seeds or cuttings and will be documented with locality, latitude and longitude, elevation, plant description and growing environment. Herbarium voucher specimens will be made as appropriate. Germplasm 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.