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Working Together: Genetic Markers Making Walnut Breeding More Efficient

Brian GermanWorking Together with CA Walnuts

Improving production through genetics is a long process, but research supported by the California Walnut Board is making it more efficient. U.C. Davis Nut Crops Breeder Pat J. Brown has been working on a project to identify genetic markers in new varieties. He said the technology isn’t a fortune teller for plants, but it does help them eliminate possibilities at a young age and streamline the process. 

Listen to Brown’s full interview.

Specialty Crop News ~ 03.10.2020
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