FNPRUFloral and Nursery Plants Research Unit
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FNPRU scientists also help introduce new cultivars that can defend themselves against disease-causing pathogens.
Over the last 10 years, the FNPRU has been engaged in detecting, identifying, and characterizing several viruses affecting ornamental crops.
Researchers at FNPRU have also developed a new technique to enable transformation of genetically diverse varieties of roses--the number-one cut flower in the United States.
The tree-breeding program at FNPRU has successfully bred red maples with both good fall color and leafhopper resistance; elms with tolerance to Dutch elm disease and elm yellows; superior alder and hackberry; and hemlock with wooly adelgid resistance.