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Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu...

Tradition meets innovation in CALS scientist’s tomato breeding efforts | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agricultu... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University

CALS Research, NCSU's insight:

Combining new tools, such as marker-assisted selection (MAS) with time-honored methods, Dr. Dilip Panthee carries on NCSU’s strong tradition in plant breeding, developing hardier, higher-yielding plants for NC's $30B/year tomato industry.

 

NCSU's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) has the nation’s largest university plant breeding program; and Pantheeproudly follows in the footsteps of Dr. Randy Gardner, a retired breeder credited with developing the cultivars used on some 60-75% of the vine-ripe tomatoes grown in the Eastern US.

 

Working at the Mt. Horticultural Crops Research & Extension Center in Mills River, Panthee focuses on developing tomato breeding lines and cultivars with three traits: disease resistance, fruit quality and stress tolerance. That’s because, in a survey he conducted, these three traits were the ones NC  growers reported needing the most.

 

Read more about our tomato breeding program:

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/?p=21430

 

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/

 

http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/achievement/tomato_breeding.htm

 

Some of our releases:

http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/fletcher/programs/tomato/publications.html

 

 

 

 

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NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM

NC Agriculture Exports Hit Record | WUNC-FM | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

The latest numbers from the US Department of Agriculture show more and more countries want NC products.


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Chasing down germplasm information (with tweets) · agrobiodiverse

How Twitter can help (@Seeds4Needs @IItta There's interest from Ghana too http://t.co/rnb4T93n)

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Wheat behind sorghum may cause yield drag | NCSU grains specialist advises

Wheat behind sorghum may cause yield drag | NCSU grains specialist advises | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Grain sorghum acreage is up an estimated five times more than last year in North Carolina and interest in growing the crop in other Southeastern states is increasing.

 

Dr. Randy Weisz, grain specialist, says growers may want to think twice about double cropping wheat & sorghum, since sorghum root compounds may inhibit wheat yield. This phenomenon is called allelopathy.

 

Read more of his extensive cultivation  & cropping system suggestions.

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