Animals, Agriculture & Food
UW Tomato Rootstocks for Grafting: Breeding for Ralstonia Resistance
Inventors: James Nienhuis
The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) is seeking commercial partners interested in developing new tomato rootstock variety for inbred Ralstonia-resistant lines.
UW-Madison researchers have developed new tomato rootstock varieties for inbred Ralstonia bacteria-resistant lines that may be useful for grafted tomato production in tropical locations. This new tomato rootstock crosses are based on access to USDA germplasm bank and known/commercial cultivators who have identified resistant tomato plants.
- This tomato rootstock will combine resistance from several germplasm sources.
- Tomato rootstock cultivators (esp. working with Ralstonia-contaminated soil) will find this useful for open-pollination or segregating populations.
- The tomato rootstock varieties have been bred to be resistant to bacterial pathogen Ralstonia.
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