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Dear Stakeholder:

We need your help! Your input on rosaceous crop research priorities is critical to help us define objectives for a new USDA Specialty Crop Research Initiative project to increase the efficiency and success of breeding programs. Our new planned initiatives include enabling the breeding of new cultivars that have superior fruit quality and production characteristics.

Specifically, we would appreciate your opinion on whether we should explore a new technology called gene editing in our breeding programs. Thanks!

Survey available at this link:


Jim McFerson

Director Wenatchee Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center


Washington State University