Tree Crop Improvement Program Brief

Our Tree Crop Improvement Team will focus on the breeding and genetic analysis of seven key crops selected for their viability and scalability for US markets:

  • high-value nut crops: chestnut and hazelnut
  • nutritious small fruit crops: elderberry and black currant
  • multifunctional timber and fodder species well-suited for silvopasture: black locust, persimmon, and mulberry

Download our program brief to learn more.