Outreach & EducationTeam
Disease resistance information; new clonal rootstocks.
Partnering with farm advisors, stakeholders, and WRAP to disseminate new rootstock information; conduct new rootstock orchard demonstration trials.
Extension publications and web-based outreach describing new rootstocks and their performance.
Short Term Outcomes:
Stakeholder involvement in rootstock evaluations and stewardship; awareness of genetic/ breeding technologies, environmental benefits.
Long Term Outcomes:
Rootstock performance information from long- term trials; publications summarizing orchard performance of rootstocks and validating resistance to pathogens.
Informed grower and nursery adoption of new disease-resistant rootstocks; less dependence on soil fumigation.
Team Leader: Janine Hasey
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