Location: Crop Improvement and Protection ResearchTitle: Lettuce and melon breeding for resistance to diseases and insects
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 10/1/2018
Publication Date: 12/17/2018
Citation: McCreight, J.D. 2018. Lettuce and melon breeding for resistance to diseases and insects. Plant Breeding Retreat, December 17-18, 2018, Monterey, California.
Technical Abstract: Lettuce and melon breeding at the USDA-ARS in Salinas, CA focuses on development of breeding lines with improved resistance to diseases and insect resistance. This presentation provides overview of the program centered on resistance in lettuce to Fusarium wilt and lettuce aphid, and melon to powdery mildew, whitefly and several whitefly-transmitted viruses.