developing the grape cultivars of the future
With a focus on disease resistance and hardiness, researchers are hard at work developing the grape cultivars of the future.
Through a multidisciplinary collaborative project called VitisGen, researchers are are working to decrease the time, effort, and cost of developing these new grapes.
According to the VitisGen website, the project “incorporates cutting-edge genomics technology and socioeconomic research into the traditional grape breeding and evaluation process, which will speed up the ability to identify important genes related consumer-valued traits like disease resistance, low temperature tolerance and enhanced fruit quality.”
To learn more about VitisGen, click HERE!