Breeding, Testing, and Selection

Breeding, testing, and selection are the backbone of the Cooperative. It has traditionally been the primary reason each organization chose to join the program; to combine resources to be more efficient at realizing genetic gains. Each organization's interests are still best served by producing better germplasm. We continue to explore and test new technologies and methods to increase efficiency, accelerate, and improve the breeding, testing, and selection cycles.

Investigating a low cost SNP genotype method in Pinus taeda