Leading the way discovering rugose virus resistance

Hortidaily.com, June 17, 2021

Vineland’s greenhouse tomatoes on-the-vine breeding program – the only one of its kind in Canada – has focused since 2013 on developing high-yielding varieties with improved flavour and production traits adapted to Canada’s climate. Thanks to funding from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers, the focus of the breeding project is now encompassing resistance to diseases including the devastating tomato brown rugose fruit virus for which currently no resistant cultivars exist.


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