Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research
Project Number: 6635-21000-055-02
Start Date: May 01, 2010
End Date: Apr 30, 2015
ARS and the Cooperator will exchange propagating material (true seed, budwood, hereinafter referred to as Breeding Material), of tropical and subtropical crops following recommended phytosanitary procedures, including quarantine. Breeding Material will be increased in the greenhouse or field for testing and evaluation for specific traits (e.g. disease resistance, enhanced yield and fruit quality) of interest or as commercial cultivars. DNA fingerprinting will be conducted to assess genetic diversity. GRIN training will be provided if deemed necessary by both parties.