[NAFEX] Black raspberry germplasm request--worth helping

Richard Moyer ramoyer at gmail.com
Sat Apr 22 23:21:08 EDT 2006

I had the privilege of working with Chad Finn several years ago, and would
like to highly encourage your participation with this request for collecting
native black raspberry fruit.  Chad has acres of red raspberry and
blackberry and multiple other small fruit trials going on, and he has the
skills, energy and infrastructure to attempt improvements of the standard
black raspberry cultivars.

Hope you can participate.  If you have any questions of concerns, Michael or
Chad should be able to address these.

Having a USDA-ARS researcher of this caliber willing to improve this minor
fruit is exciting.  If you are wondering why anyone would want more black
raspberries, check out the work of Gary Stoner at Ohio State University,
where they are using black raspberries in human trials to treat several
General info: http://www.wchstv.com/newsroom/healthyforlife/2386.shtml
Technical abstracts: http://lib.bioinfo.pl/auth:Stoner,GD

Richard Moyer
Bristol, TN

Date: Thu, 20 Apr 2006 18:32:18 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Michael Dossett <phainopepla at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] Black Raspberry Germplasm help needed
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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> Hi everyone,
> My name is Michael Dossett and I am currently a
> graduate student at Oregon State University working
> with Chad Finn.  I am in the process of setting up a
> project to do for a PhD which involves a germplasm
> collection for Black Raspberries (Rubus occidenatlis).
> We believe the biggest problem facing breeding this
> crop is lack of genetic diversity in the available
> cultivars, but not neccessarily in the wild material.
> The germplasm repository here in Corvallis has some
> accessions of wild material but there are major gaps
> in this plant's range that have not been covered by
> any systematic collection effort.
> I am looking for volunteers who live in areas of the
> country with native Black Raspberries who would be
> willing to collect fruit from wild plants and send it
> to us here at the USDA later this summer.  This would
> minimize the amount of time and effort that we would
> need to spend in the field next year collecting fruit
> to fill in the holes.  If you are interested in
> learning more about this project or would be willing
> to help us in the collection effort please contact me
> off-list.
> Thanks!
> Michael Dossett
> Corvallis, Oregon
> Phainopepla at yahoo.com
> Dossettm at hort.oregonstate.edu
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