The nursery and landscape industry is in need of new plants for ornamental purposes that are adapted to the specific climatic and edaphic conditions of the US. This project seeks to breed improved, disease- and pest-resistant woody ornamental plant cultivars of dogwood, hazelnut, holly, and other species that are both attractive, cold and heat hardy, and stress tolerant. These new plants will add to the genetic diversity of plants present in ornamental landscapes and will result is reduced pesticide and fertilizer applications due to their enhanced resistance to pests and disease and envrionmental stress.
|Effective start/end date||7/1/16 → 6/30/21|
- National Institute of Food and Agriculture (National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA))