Fruit Breeding, Adaptability, Production Techniques, and Cultural PracticesEntry ID: USDA0543
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
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
Collection Frequency: N/A
Update Characteristics: N/A
Data Center: Louisiana State University
Dissemination Media: Paper-based publications.
Access Instructions: Contact the data center.
Access Restrictions: None
Quality Standard scientific protocols.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: rconstantin at agctr.lsu.edu
LSU Agricultural Center Hammond Research Station 21549 Old Covington Highway
Province or State: LA
Postal Code: 70403
Willis, C.C., Feazel, J.I., and Constantin, R.J. 1994. Blueberry
Varieties Adapted for West Louisiana. Louisiana Agriculture
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