UF lettuce breeder takes a local approach to variety development

01/08/2013 11:22:00 AM
Vicky Boyd

“So this is a good source of resistance I’m currently using,” he says. “I’m trying to find out how many genes are responsible but we just started this program.”

Starting this year, Lu says he hopes to have some of the better-looking breeding material in grower trials “to let them watch to see how these materials perform.”

“My breeding program is for the local growers, but it has the opportunity to deliver our knowledge to the national community and international community,” he says.

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