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Video: How to improve tomato varieties

Organic vegetable growers need varieties that are optimally adapted to their farming systems. In this webinar, participants describe how to develop and select improved vegetable varieties using the breeding component of the tomato organic management and improvement (TOMI) project as an example. The goal of this project component is to develop new tomato varieties that are resistant to the most problematic diseases facing organic tomato growers, and have the good fruit flavor that customers expect from heirloom varieties. Specific topics include: identifying key traits, choosing appropriate parents and a selection approach, making crosses, selecting from segregating populations for desirable traits, using genetic markers to aid in selection for key traits, and saving seed.



Source: eXtension

Publication date: 3/20/2017

 


 

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