Fruit Focus Forum – What DNA technologies can do for you

This forum will examine the latest advances in apple genetics and breeding technology and will consist of three short talks covering:

  • DNA technologies: What could they do for the fruit industry? This will assess prospects from early plant selection to breeding, including the use of marker-assisted selections.
  • The Market Place – looking at opportunities for new varieties, the importance of 52-week supply (working with southern hemisphere producers).
  • Apple Breeding in the UK: The dawn of a new era?

Speakers include Dr Tony Harding, technical director, Worldwide Fruit and Dr Richard Harrison, molecular geneticist at EMR.

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