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Current Projects

  • Sequencing the gene space of gerbera daisies (NSF Plant Genome Program / ARI Campus; Co- PI Youngsook You)
  • Development of slow-bolting lettuce (ARI System; Co-PI Ryan Hayes)
  • Sustainability of lettuce production through breeding approaches to increase water and nitrogen use efficiency. (California Department of Food and Agriculture, Specialty Crop Block Grant Program)
  • Development of lettuce cultivars with increased water and nitrogen uptake (CDFA, SCBGP)
  • Identification of physiological and genetic factors associated with higher nitrogen use efficiency in lettuce grown under limiting nitrogen. (California Leafy Green Research Board / ARI Campus)
  • Sustaining the supply of high quality lettuce in changing technological and climatic environments (NIFA, SCRI; PI-Richard Michelmore)