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UW Tomato Rootstocks for Grafting

UW-Madison researchers have developed new tomato rootstock crosses based on cultivators and germplasm accessories obtained from USDA germplasm bank to identify rootstock populations. This new tomato r...
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James Nienhuis | P190352US01

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Teosinte/W22 Crossed Lines

A former UW-Madison genetics researcher, Jerry Kermicle, previously developed a corn line that contained a teosinte crossing barrier (TCB) which prevents the line from successfully crossing with any o...
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Jerry Kermicle | P180371US01

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2018 Sweet Corn Inbreds

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new set of inbred corn lines with desirable traits such as high sugar content, creamy texture, tenderness and excellent flavor. Some lines also have attractive ...
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William Tracy | P190060US01

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Improved Sweet Corn Inbreds 2021

The UW-Madison researcher generated a set of sweet corn inbred lines for sweet corn hybrid production. These new lines offer sweet, visually appealing corn desired by consumers as well as the high yie...
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William Tracy | P210358US01

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Oat Plants Having Increased Beta-Glucan Levels

The invention provides oat seed and plants that have increased beta-glucan levels. The invention further provides seed and plants of the oat variety X8787-1 and progeny produced with at least one of t...
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John Mochon | P130166US05

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Colorful New Table Beets

Most table beets (Beta vulgaris) grown in the U.S. for fresh eating and processing are solid red in appearance. Beets with unusual features, such as cylindrical roots and striped ‘Chioggia’ patter...
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Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach, Beth Ann Workmaster | P110151US01

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Inbred Carrot Lines May Resist Root-Knot Pest

According to the USDA, Wisconsin farmers produced 73,610 tons of carrots in 2010. Unfortunately, carrot is highly susceptible to attack by the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood), a pest t...
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Irwin Goldman | P120304US01

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Cranberry Variety Trade Named "HyRed"

Red pigment content is a valuable trait in cranberries. In regions with short growing seasons, such as Wisconsin, cranberries contain less pigment than those from regions with longer growing seasons.
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Brent McCown, Eric Zeldin, Peter Normington | P01289US

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W6234-4Rus: A Light Russet Potato with French Fry Potential

Russet Burbank, at present the most widely grown russet potato for French fry production in the U.S., is susceptible to cold-induced sweetening (i.e., longer cold storage times result in a darker colo...
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Jiwan Palta, Felix Navarro, Bryan Bowen, Jiming Jiang, Horia Groza | P120381US01

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Oat Variety Containing More Heart Healthy Fiber

Oats (Avena sativa) are an enormously popular cereal grain worldwide. As recently as 2009, Wisconsin led all other states in production, with more than 13 million bushels. Oats are marketed as &lsquo...
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John Mochon | P130166US01

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Corn Breeding Population for New Silage Hybrids

Corn silage is a forage crop used for high energy feed on many dairy and cattle farms. The best corn for silage shares three main characteristics: high grain content, good yield and digestibility. An...
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Natalia de Leon Gatti, James Coors, Dustin Eilert | P110355US01

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