Tag Archive: plant breeding

Apr 09

RosBREED: For the first time, U.S. peach breeders implement Marker-Assisted Breeding

The perfect peach, one that meets consumer preferences for flavor and texture and producer preferences for performance, remains elusive.  Peach breeders are striving to fill this need; however, breeding a new peach cultivar is slow and inefficient, often requiring more than 15 years. Peach breeders have a hard time predicting which individuals would be the …

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Feb 19

RosBREED: For the first time, U.S. apple breeders implement Marker-Assisted Breeding

The success of recent introductions of new apple scion cultivars in the U.S. provides clear evidence that both consumers and the industry are eager for genetic innovations with appealing new fruit quality characteristics. The spectacular commercial impact of ‘Honeycrisp’, developed by the University of Minnesota, is an exciting indicator of this opportunity. However, developing and delivering …

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Nov 16

RosBREED: Improving the Profitability and Sustainability of the US Rosaceae Fruit Industry with Advanced Plant Breeding Tools

Fresh and processed products of the Rosaceae plant family (almonds, apples, apricots, blackberries, peaches, pears, sweet cherries, tart cherries, strawberries, raspberries, roses and other ornamentals) provide vital contributions to human nutrition, health and well being.  Collectively their production constitutes the economic backbone of many rural communities with a collective U.S. farm gate value of approximately …

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