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.