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Plain old cross-breeding can modify plant genetics like crazy

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Core Tip: Who needs gene-splicing tech like CRISPR At the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire.
 Who needs gene-splicing tech like CRISPR At the NH Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of New Hampshire, there is a researcher who represents the longest continuous squash and pumpkin breeding program in North America. 
 
Emeritus professor of plant genetics Brent Loy's most recent work has resulted in the commercial release of several new cucurbit varieties that are well suited to state and regional growing conditions, have improved yields and exhibit disease and pest resistance.
 
“Development of new varieties is a key underpinning for production of abundant and nutritious vegetables,” said Loy. “Improved variety performance in terms of yield, quality and ease of culture is paramount. Better appearance and improved nutrition and eating quality increase consumer acceptance and demand for locally produced vegetables, thereby providing more income to growers,' and for regional seed companies marketing locally adapted varieties, helps maintain their profitability.”
 
According to granitegeek.concordmonitor.com, Loy's work has resulted in more than 70 new varieties of squash, pumpkins, gourds, and melons sold in seed catalogues throughout the world. Loy is responsible for 29 percent of UNH's cumulative royalties earned since 1999.
 
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