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Cherry Breeding Program Field Day

July 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

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** 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)

Student Presentations

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).
11:30:  Adjourn.

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.


Per McCord
Associate Professor, Stone Fruit Breeding & Genetics


July 7
9:00 am - 11:30 am


Per McCord


WSU – IAREC, Prosser
24106 N Bunn Rd.
Prosser, WA 99350 United States
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