Breeding and Plant Genetics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
My major area of interest is in tree breeding and genetics with an emphasis on disease resistance. I concentrate on walnuts and have developed the Walnut Improvement Program in cooperation with USDA-ARS and U.C. Davis.
The goal of the Walnut Improvement Program
is to develop technology and germplasm that will provide the walnut industry
with a means to overcome the major problems limiting walnut production
in the United States. Both novel and conventional approaches to breeding
are used. Current efforts are focused on: gene transfer techniques, micropropagation
and tissue culture; techniques for
screening for disease resistance; inter-specific and inter-generic hybrids, and determination of the inheritance of response to major walnut diseases.
This page last updated
July 15, 1998