Russian selection of forest berry crops received a bioresource collection

Innovation & Technology
Published Nov 16, 2023

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The Dendrological Garden in Moscow has created a site for testing the cultivation of forest berry plants in order to preserve the gene pool of valuable species and reduce dependence on imports in the Russian market. The collection includes a variety of berry crops, including both popular and rare hybrids. The university's test site has successfully planted blueberries, lingonberries, cranberries, and cloudberries, and plans to continue expanding the collection with different species and varieties.
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The collection will include both popular varieties of berry crops, as well as rare, endangered, and interesting hybrids. On the territory of the Dendrological Garden named after R.I. Schroeder in Moscow, a site has been created for the test cultivation of forest berry plants. This scientific work is carried out within the framework of the activities of the National Center for Medical Sciences “Agricultural Technologies of the Future”. In order to preserve the gene pool of species of highly valuable forest berry plants and reduce dependence on imports in relation to material for planting and production of these plants on the Russian market, the Timiryazev Academy decided to create its own bioresource collection. At the university's test site, highbush blueberries were planted (mainly American varieties, but there are also varieties of Australian, New Zealand and Polish selection), Russian varieties of angustifolia blueberry, as well as semi-high hybrid varieties of American and ...
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