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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: DATA COLLECTION TO SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL REGULATORY APPROVALS FOR 'HONEYSWEET' PLUMS

Location: Appalachian Fruit Research Laboratory

Project Number: 8080-21000-017-11
Project Type: Reimbursable

Start Date: Apr 01, 2008
End Date: Mar 31, 2013

Objective:
To develop international collaborative testing programs to evaluate 'HoneySweet' and other Plum pox virus resistant genetically engineered plums in expanded European field tests and to support international exchanges of information between project collaborators.

Approach:
Collaborators in Europe will develop field trials of 'HoneySweet' and additional PPV resistant transgenic plum clones. These field trials will be developed in areas of high PPV infection pressure. Data on tree performance in terms of PPV infection, fruit quality and other agronomic characteristics will be recorded. Pollen flow will be monitored at sites where flowering is authorized. These data will be used to support EU regulators. A meeting of collaborators will be supported as one of the vehicles for the exchange of information on the project.

Last Modified: 11/28/2014
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