- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) - Scientists at the University of New Hampshire and 13 other institutions have been awarded a $10 million federal grant to develop DNA-based tools to deliver new varieties of apples, peaches, and other crops.

Researchers at the New Hampshire Agricultural Station are part of a new project aimed at breeding higher quality crops that are disease resistant. The project encompasses the station’s recently established strawberry breeding program, which focuses on both fruit quality and ornamental qualities, such as flower color and foliage.

The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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