Developing Apples


The College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS) has published a story about MSI PI James Luby (professor, Horticultural Science). Professor Luby is one of the co-developers of the hugely popular Honeycrisp apple, along with other varieties. He describes his research in the article, which can be found on the CCAPS website: Homegrown: Professor James Luby.

Professor Luby uses MSI to support his group’s efforts in developing new varieties of fruit, primarily apples but also including blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. This research involves genetics and genomics research to determine qualities important for fruit quality and disease resistance.