Traveling Off Farm

October 26, 2022

This month, some members of the Peach Breeding Lab traveled to Davis, California for the annual meeting for the project “Solutions to the Armillaria Root Rot threat affecting the U.S. stone fruit industry”. The project is a trans-disciplinary, multi-crop, multi-institutional team of researchers, growers, and nursery representatives, dedicated to providing  short and long-term solutions to Armillaria Root Rot replant issue affecting the U.S. stone fruit industry.

The meeting was a successful venture not only for updating and sharing the active research and findings, but it also served as an opportunity to tour the USDA National Clonal Germplasm Repository where the key sources of resistance from wild populations are maintained.

Dr. Alejandro Calle is pictured presenting on his research and standing next to the wild plum, whose resistance is being investigated, and genetics may play a role in the future of peach production.



More information regarding the project, the work being done, and those involved, can be found at: