Pre-breeding for future challenges in Nordic fruit and berries

NORDFRUIT

Start day

01.01.2018

End day

31.12.2020

Goals

The focus of this application is to strengthen pre-breeding cooperation as outlined in previous PPP-projects, validate available germplasm resources by genetic and phenotypic characterization in order to make a wider choice for crossings aimed at increasing diversity for targeted traits. By use of external genetic experts we will start the process to integrate modern genetic tools to the breeding programs.

Outputs

The first target is to make panels of cultivars that represent the variation and use these as a basis for genomic selection and further pre-breeding efforts