The willow breeding programme at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry of the State University of New York (SUNY-ESF) is the largest in North America, with over 730 accessions collected from natural sites across the United States and provided by international collaborators. This article describes controlled breeding work carried out at SUNY-ESF which has produced some crosses with growth improved 20 to 40 percent over that of a standard cultivar. The authors believe that such results, if confirmed in regional trials over the long term, could help encourage widespread adoption of willow crops in the United States.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Sep 16 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development