Fruit Breeding, Adaptability, Production Techniques, and Cultural Practices
Entry ID: USDA0543

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Summary
Abstract: The primary objective of "Fruit Breeding, Adaptability,
Production Techniques, and Cultural Practices" is to breed
strawberries and grapes for adaptability, quality, and disease
resistance; determine adaptability of various fruit cultivars;
study production techniques and cultural practices; evaluate
alternatives to methyl bromide as to effect on yield and quality
of fruit.


Collection Organization: Louisiana State University

Collection Methodology: In an attempt to increase the number of
seed produced each year, crossing of strawberries and
germination of seed is being conducted in greenhouses during the
cooler months and in an air conditioned room during the hot
summer months; seedlings will be evaluated for anthracnose
resistance, quality, yield, and general adaptability. Grape
cultivars from around the country grown in large containers in a
screened house to help prevent vectors from spreading Pierce's
disease; crosses will be made and seedlings field tested in an
effort to develop a Vinifera type grape adaptable Louisiana
conditions.

Collection Frequency: N/A

Update Characteristics: N/A

LANGUAGE:

English
ACCESS/AVAILABILITY:

Data Center: Louisiana State University
Dissemination Media: Paper-based publications.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None

Geographic Coverage
 N: 33.29 S: 28.67  E: -88.54  W: -94.3

Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > LOUISIANA


Science Keywords
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS >PESTICIDES >METHYL BROMIDE    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >AGRICULTURAL PLANT SCIENCE >PLANT DISEASES/DISORDERS/PESTS    [Definition]
AGRICULTURE >PLANT COMMODITIES >FRUIT PRODUCTS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
FARMING
ECONOMY


Quality
Standard scientific protocols.


Keywords
AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SECURITY
BLUEBERRIES
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Diseases > Plant Diseases
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Agricultural Chemicals
Agriculture And Food Security > Agricultural Production > Crop Yields
FIGS
FRUITS
GRAPES
METHYL BROMIDE
METHYL BROMIDE ALTERNATIVES
PLANT BREEDING
STRAWBERRIES


Originating Center
LSUAC


Data Center
Agricultural Center, Louisiana State University    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.lsuagcenter.com/

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROYSELL J. CONSTANTIN
Phone: 504-543-4125
Fax: 504-543-4124
Email: rconstantin at agctr.lsu.edu
Contact Address:
LSU Agricultural Center
Hammond Research Station
21549 Old Covington Highway
City: Hammond
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 70403
Country: USA


Personnel
ROYSELL J. CONSTANTIN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 504-543-4125
Fax: 504-543-4124
Email: rconstantin at agctr.lsu.edu
Contact Address:
LSU Agricultural Center
Hammond Research Station
21549 Old Covington Highway
City: Hammond
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 70403
Country: USA


Publications/References
ADDITIONAL REFERENCES:

Willis, C.C., Feazel, J.I., and Constantin, R.J. 1994. Blueberry
Varieties Adapted for West Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture
37(4):23-25.

Constantin, R.J. 1994. LSU Agricultural Center Grape Breeding
Program. POMONA XXVII(1):62-63.

Constantin, R.J., et al. 1994. Citrus, Fruit, and Nut Advisory
Committee Research Report 1994. LAES Mimeo Series 90. pp. 4-5,
22-31, 34-35, 39, 87-90, 95.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-11-23

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