BREEDING AND GERMPLASM ENHANCEMENT FOR NEW JERSEY CRANBERRY AND BLUEBERRY INDUSTRIES

Project Details

Description

The cranberry and blueberry industries need new cultivars with improved yield and reduced pesticide requirements, for both economic and environmental sustainability. To improve market share, unique traits such as early harvest, or enhanced human health attributes are also needed. Our cranberry and blueberry breeding project seeks to improve horticultural characteristics, such as productivity, fruit quality, disease and insect resistance, as well as increasing the levels of compounds associated with human health.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date6/1/086/1/13

Funding

  • National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))

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