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Cherry Breeding Program Field Day
July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
** Because of the current excess heat, this event was re-scheduled from July 1st to July 7th . Thanks for your understanding **
Join us to learn about the Cherry Breeding Program, tour the cherry crossing house and seedling blocks, and get updated information of the studies performed by the team
Breeding Program Tour
9:00: Tour of cherry crossing hoop house and seedling blocks, overview of breeding program
9:45: Introduction of advanced selections (Phase 2, Phase3)
9:05: Rainier Peters: Improving fruit set in hand-pollinated crosses, enhancing success of embryo rescue for early ripening crosses
10:20: Jon Magby: Cold hardiness: screening and gene expression analysis
10:35: Per (for Wes Crump): Breeding for firmness and cracking resistance
Little Cherry Disease
10:50: Visit Pear Acres (Little Cherry Disease screening trial).
All visitors must comply with WSU COVID-19 requirements:
- Stay home if you are sick.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, wear a face covering and maintain appropriate distance.
- If you are fully vaccinated, face covering, and distancing is optional.
Associate Professor, Stone Fruit Breeding & Genetics