Brownwood worksite of the USDA ARS Pecan Breeding & Genetics Program. The USDA Pecan Breeding Program began in July 1930.
Growing regions within the U.S. are diverse, with farmers in each region facing major and unique horticultural issues.
Pecan (Carya illinoinensis) is a large deciduous native North American tree grown in 27 US states by about 25,000 pecan farmers.
Seedlings from a cross between ‘Pawnee’ and ‘Elliott’ are being tested in the laboratory for resistance particular isolate of pecan scab.
One of four locations that will be planted with the same genetic cross. Other locations are Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico.
Pecan rootstock cultivar seedlings undergoing salinity stress tolerance evaluation.
Pecan researchers obtain full genomic sequence of pecan seedling that originated in Mexico.
A cross of ‘Pawnee’ x ‘Elliott’ is being used by the University of Georgia Tifton Campus to find DNA markers associated with scab resistance.
Scab screening nursery for controlled crosses made form Lakota and 87MX3-2.11.
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