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New breeding program to enhance summer vegetables

from Texas Agriculture Daily

A unique vegetable breeding program at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, Texas, could bring improved onion, watermelon, tomato and black-eyed pea varieties to farmers in South and Central Texas, according to AgriLife Today. “The multidisciplinary breeding program, involving breeders, physiologists, pathologists and entomologists, is the screening and development of new germplasm and ultimately improved varieties are conducted in real-life environmental conditions,” said Dr. Daniel Leskovar, center director and vegetable physiologist. more

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