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Research Project: Stonefruit Rootstock Breeding and Development for Resistance to Soilborne Diseases and Parasitic Nematodes

Location: Fruit and Tree Nut Research

Project Number: 6042-21000-005-006-T
Project Type: Trust Fund Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 8, 2019
End Date: Apr 7, 2024

To develop new stonefruit rootstocks and management practices to control soilborne diseases and nematodes.

Soilborne diseases and nematodes will be investigated by (1) evaluating stonefruit germplasm on sites infested with diseases and nematodes of interest; (2) intercrossing and developing selections for further breeding, commercial testing and subsequent release; and (3) testing and evaluating new and novel combinations of chemical and cultural strategies in conjunction with genetic solutions.