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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Improvement and Evaluation for Blueberry Germplasm

Location: Southern Horticultural Research

Project Number: 6062-21000-009-05
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 01, 2011
End Date: May 31, 2016

Objective:
Evaluate genetically enhanced germplasm for cultivated blueberries. Emphasis will be directed toward cultural and climatic adaptability for the southern United States, increased winter hardiness, extension of harvest season, and potential for mechanical harvesting.

Approach:
Distribute blueberry selections developed for specific cooperator locations. Existing selections planted at cooperator locations in Texas will be screened for improved characteristics. Evaluation of advanced selections and cultural practices will be contributed at these locations.

Last Modified: 10/23/2014
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