University of Maryland Researchers Discovers Gene that Could Increase Strawberry Productivity

In *All, Agricultural Systems by Ag is America

The United States’ strawberry production is a nearly $3 billion industry, and researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park have potentially found a way to further enhance this market.  The researchers have identified and isolated a gene that is directly linked to the production process of the strawberry. This finding provides a greater understanding of how to control this process and has the potential to greatly increase strawberry productivity.

There are many environmental factors that affect productivity, such as temperature and day length. These factors are why strawberries typically have better productivity in certain months. By controlling this trait and understanding the process, genetically and environmentally, it has the potential to improve strawberry production.

To learn more about this exciting research from the University of Maryland, read more here.

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