See NC State University Breeding Lines at Expo Field Tour

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The NC State University Strawberry breeding program team consisting of Gina Fernandez, Rocco Schiavone and new graduate student Guillermo Chacon-Jimenez  is trialing two promising selections NCS 10-156 and NCS 10-038 at 7 on-farm locations in NC as well as research stations and on-farm locations in VA and SC in the 206-17 growing season. These are selections that the NC Strawberry Association has helped fund through their support of the research we conduct. In the past 2 years we have had smaller on-farm trials in addition to our usual research station sites, but this year, in part through the support of the NCSA, we expanded the number of locations and the quantity of plants that are at each location. The Kenan Farm/Bernie’s Berries in Guilford County has both NCS 10-038 and NCS 10-156 this year. You will be able to see the selections on the Expo Field Tour on Monday November 7. Here are some pictures of the selections and a picture taken of Camarosa from the same plots at Central Crops Research Station, Clayton NC last spring. We will be presenting more data on these exciting “new” high yielding, tasty selections at the Expo. We also posted some data here https://strawberries.ces.ncsu.edu/2016/08/2015-16-strawberry-yield-data-from-ncsu-breeding-plots/2016-05-02 10.40.25   2016-05-02 10.37.492016-05-02 10.53.42