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Mark W. Farnham and Thomas Bjorkman

Breeding is one of the most efficient methods for managing abiotic stress. Some abiotic stresses directly reduce growth. Others affect development in a way that reduces or eliminates the crop's value. An example of the latter is superoptimal

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P.C. St. Amand and D.R. La Bonte

A user-friendly, menu driven, database program was developed to facilitate storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data associated with a sweetpotato breeding program. The database is written in FoxBASE+ for IBM and compatible personal computers. The database consists of a variety of test options with statistical capabilities for analysis of raw test data for commonly evaluated factors used to screen sweetpotato selections. The database also contains options which permit the user to query the stored data. An important feature is the summarization of test data for individual selections based on all the tests it has been entered into. Overall means, SDs and comparisons with user specified checks are listed in a printout for each factor along with morphological descriptors, parentage, and a note section. The database also assists the user in field research through recording of plot plans, data collection forms and related data query options.

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Paul M. Lyrene

Citrus: Genetics, Breeding and Biotechnology . Iqrar Ahmad Khan (editor). 2007. CABI, CABI North American Office, 875 Massachusetts Ave., 7th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02139, . 370 p., incl. index. $160.00, hardback, ISBN 9780851990194

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James W. Olmstead and Chad E. Finn

. Few breeding programs have developed cultivars with MFF in mind. The notable exceptions are from the North Carolina State University breeding program, where several cultivars (i.e., Reveille, Bladen, Craven, Pamlico, Lenoir, Carteret, and Beaufort

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M. Joseph Stephens, Peter A. Alspach, Ron A. Beatson, Chris Winefield, and Emily J. Buck

The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Limited and Northwest Plant Company have developed a raspberry breeding program based in Whatcom County, WA, that is focused on developing new machine-harvested cultivars suited to processing

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Neil O. Anderson and Richard T. Olsen

were commonly used to destroy all unwanted (rogued) breeding stock and grow-outs. Fig. 1. Operational views of the Burbank Experiment Station: ( A ) The Luther Burbank’s Gold Ridge View Experiment Farm, Sebastopol, CA, at the hiatus of Burbank

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R. Karina Gallardo, Qi Zhang, Michael Dossett, James J. Polashock, Cesar Rodriguez-Saona, Nicholi Vorsa, Patrick P. Edger, Hamid Ashrafi, Ebrahiem Babiker, Chad E. Finn, and Massimo Iorizzo

processed ( Brazelton et al., 2017 ). Development of new cultivars has played and will continue to play a major role in the growth of the blueberry market in North America and worldwide. In the last two decades, breeding programs have developed improved

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Michelle L. Paynter, Joanne De Faveri, and Mark E. Herrington

fumigant methyl bromide as their major management strategies for soilborne pathogens, including Fof . Outbreaks of fusarium wilt were relatively uncommon under a regime of methyl bromide fumigation so that neither the disease nor resistance breeding was

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Kate M. Evans, Lisa J. Brutcher, and Bonnie S. Konishi

To be successful, a breeding program has to be able to track all its seedlings at every stage of testing and to ensure that the origin of each seedling product (e.g., fruit) tested is correctly recorded. The Washington State University apple

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Hiroshi Iwanami, Shigeki Moriya, Nobuhiro Kotoda, Sae Takahashi, and Kazuyuki Abe

been sufficiently evaluated among commercial cultivars, and, at times, it is not considered as a trait for selection in apple breeding, although a cultivar in which the fruit hardly softens is advantageous to the apple market and industry. Crosses