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NameAffiliationFieldFruit FocusLocationContact
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Jenny BroomeDriscoll's Berriesfruit breeding
blueberries, vine fruits, nuts, berry pest management
SF Bay Area, California, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenny-broome-50458529
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Susan K. BrownCornelltrad breeding, molecular breedingapples, tree fruitsIthaca, NY, USA
https://plbrgen.cals.cornell.edu/people/susan-brown
Susan Brown
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Hannah BurrackNorth Carolina Stateentomology
berry entomology, specialty crops (e.g. hops)
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USA
https://www.cals.ncsu.edu/entomology/burrack
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Jill BushakraUSDAgenetics, horticultureblack raspberry, strawberryCorvallis, Oregon, USA
https://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=48314
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Ann CallahanUSDAplant genetics, molecular breedingplumsWest Virginia, USA
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=830
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Janet CaprileUCCEAg Extensiontree fruit, nut crops, grapes, IPMSF Bay Area, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=302
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Becky Lee Carroll
Okahoma State Univ.- Stillwater
Ag Extensiongrapes, pecans, peaches, IPMStillwater, Oklahoma, USAhttp://okpecans.okstate.edu/contact.html
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Helen CockertonEast Malling Researchmolecular breeding
apples (including low chill), fungal root relationships (in strawberry)
East Malling, Kent, UKhttp://www.emr.ac.uk/staff/dr-helen-cockerton/
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Elina ConevaAuburnfruit production
berries, peach rootstocks, alternative fruit crops
Alabama, USA
http://agriculture.auburn.edu/people/elina-d-coneva/
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Monica CooperUCCEAg Extensiongrapes, viticultureNapa County, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=4979
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Rosalind Creasyself
landscape designer, garden writer, lecturer
Edible landscaping, rare fruit species, rare fruit cultivars
SF Bay Area, California, USAhttp://www.rosalindcreasy.com/
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Rebecca L. DarnellU of Floridaplant physiology
blueberry rootstocks, woody plant physiology
Gainesville, Florida, USA
http://hos.ufl.edu/faculty/rldarnell/dr-rebecca-l-darnell
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Elvira de LangeUC Davisentomology, plant molecular biologystrawberry, cranberryDavis, California, USAhttps://about.me/elvirasimone
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Kathy DemchakPenn StateAg Extensionsmall fruits culture & pest managementPennsylvania, USAhttp://plantscience.psu.edu/directory/efz
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Caroline DeMoranville
University of Massachusetts
plant nutrition
cranberry production, cold tolerance, water interactions with pest control, fertilizer
East Wareham, Massachusetts, USA
https://ag.umass.edu/people/carolyn-demoranville
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Béatrice Denoyes-RothanINRA Bordeauxplant genetics, fruit breedingstrawberryBordeaux, France
https://www6.bordeaux-aquitaine.inra.fr/bfp_eng/Staff
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Lisa Wasko DeVetterWashington Stateplant physiologyberry physiology, berry productionMt. Vernon, Washington, USAhttp://horticulture.wsu.edu/people/wasko-devetter/
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Lauren DiepenbrockNorth Carolina Stateentomology, conservation biology
blueberries, blackberries, raspberries (mgmt of Spotted-Wing Drosophila)
Raleigh, North Carolina, USAhttp://www.laurendiepenbrock.com/
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Elisabeth DirlewangerINRA Bordeauxresearch horticultureadaptation of cherry to climate changeBordeaux, France
https://www6.bordeaux-aquitaine.inra.fr/bfp/Personnel/D-F/Dirlewanger-Elizabeth
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Susan DolanUS NPSheritage orchard conservation
managing heritage orchards on National Park Service properties
Seattle, WA, USA
https://www.nps.gov/history/tribes/Park_Cultural_Landscapes_Program.htm
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Rhinaixa Duque-Thüs
Naturkunde Museum Stuttgart (Herbarium)
botanypineapple, BromeliadsStuttgart, Germany
http://www.naturkundemuseum-bw.de/forschung/botanik/dr.%20rhinaixa%20duque-thüs
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Ruth Eastwood
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, The Crop Trust
botany
crop wild relatives, crop adaptation to climate change
Richmond, Surrey, UK
http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/research-data/science-directory/people/eastwood-ruth
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Rachel B. ElkinsUCCEAg Extensionpome fruits, walnutsLake County, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=604
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Katherine M. EvansWashington Stateplant genetics, fruit breedingpome fruitsWashington, USAhttp://dialogue.tfrec.wsu.edu/breed/kate-evans/
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Anne FennellSouth Dakota Stategenomicsgrape genomics, Brookings, South Dakota, USA
http://www.sdstate.edu/index/directory/directory-detail.cfm?ci=536
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Felicidad FernándezEast Malling Researchmolecular breeding
apple & pear rootstocks, raspberry, cherry, minor fruit crops
East Malling, Kent, UKhttp://www.emr.ac.uk/staff/ms-feli-fernandez/
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Gina FernandezNorth Carolina Statefruit breeding, horticultureheat-tolerant Rubus, small fruitsNorth Carolina, USA
https://cals.ncsu.edu/hort_sci/people/faculty/pages/fernandez.php
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Allison Ferry-AbeeUCCEAg ExtensionviticultureKings County, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=26391
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Elizabeth FichtnerUCCEAg Extensiontree fruits and nutsTulare County, California, USA
http://cetulare.ucanr.edu/Contact_Us/?facultyid=12939
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Pam FisherOMAFRA, Canadaberry fruit productionberry crop production, IPMSimcoe, Ontario, Canada
http://www.nasga.org/members/professionals/canada/fisher.htm
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Connie Landis FiskProduce Safety AllianceAg Extension
FSMA Produce Safety Rule, fruit production, muscadine grapes, on-farm food safety, GAPs
Eastern Nebraska, USA
https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/people/connie-fisk
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Sheila Fitzpatrick
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
entomologyberry entomology and IPMAgassiz, BC, Canada
http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/science-and-innovation/research-centres/british-columbia/agassiz-research-and-development-centre/scientific-staff-and-expertise/fitzpatrick-sheila-phd/?id=1181937242420
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Raquel Folgado
The Huntington Botanical Garden
germplasm conservation, plant physiology
avocado, cryopreservation, ex situ conservation
San Marino, California, USAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/raquelfolgado
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Julie FrinkSCREC, CRFGgermplasm conservationavocado collection curator at SCRECIrvine, California, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julie-frink-40868b27
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Elena GarciaU of Arkansasfruit productionpecan, blueberry, appleFayetteville, Arkansas, USA
http://horticulture.uark.edu/people/dr-garcia.php
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Lauren Gardiner
Kew Royal Botanic Gardens
botany, plant conservationpalm fruits, vanilla orchidsRichmond, Surrey, UK
http://www.kew.org/science-conservation/research-data/science-directory/people/gardiner-lauren
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Leith GardnerZaiger Geneticsfruit breedinginterspecific Prunus hybridsModesto, California, USA
http://www.yellowpages.com/modesto-ca/mip/zaigers-genetics-455857557
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Nancy GarrisonCRFG, All Things Ediblehorticulturetemperate, subtropical fruits, pruningSanta Clara, California USAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/nancygarrison
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Ksenija GasicClemson, RosBREEDfruit breeding, horticulturepeach genetics and breedingClemson, South Carolina, USA
http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/faculty_staff/profiles/kgasic
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Lindsay Gasikselffruit huntingdurianEugene, Oregon, USAhttp://www.yearofthedurian.com/about
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Jessica GilbertDriscoll's Berries
fruit breeding, biochemistry, horticulture
blueberries, small fruitsWatsonville, California, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessica-gilbert-2b643326
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Lara GiongoIASMAfruit breeding, fruit productionberry, cherrySan Michele all'Adige, Italy
http://www.fmach.it/eng/CRI/general-info/organisation/Chief-scientific-office/Genomics-and-Biology-of-Fruit-Crop/C.R.I.-DIP.-GENOMICA-UNITA-GENETICA-E-MIGLIORAMENTO-GENETICO-DEI-FRUTTIFERI/GIONGO-LARA
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Deborah GiraudUCCEAg Extensiontree fruits, urban horticultureEureka, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=800
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Stephanie GreeneUSDAgermplasm conservation
cryopreservation in general, crop wild relatives
Fort Collins, CO, USA
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2111
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Eliza Greenman
NAFEX, The Fruit Explorers
agriculture, germplasm collectionheirloom apple varietiesWashington DC, USA
https://www.facebook.com/thefruitexplorers/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/eliza-greenman-59377311
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Hamide Gübbük
Akdeniz Üniversitesi (Mediterranean University, Turkey)
fruit breeding, horticulture
carob, tropical & subtropical fruits, micropropagation
Antalya, Turkeyhttp://aves.akdeniz.edu.tr/gubbuk/
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Christelle GuédotU. of WisconsinAg Extension, entomologycranberry, small fruit insect pestsMadison, WI
http://www.entomology.wisc.edu/users/guedot
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Rebecca Harbut
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
molecular biology
cranberry, small fruit, sustainable agriculture
Richmond, BC, Canadahttp://www.kpu.ca/agriculture/team
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Nicola HarrisonEast Malling Researchroot biologist
dwarfing, precocity, rootstock-scion interactions
East Malling, Kent, UK
http://www.emr.ac.uk/staff/dr-nicola-harrison/
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Julia HarshmanUCfruit breedingstrawberry, Rubus, appleCalifornia, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-harshman-744a35ba
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Janet HartinUCCEAg Extension
urban horticulture, sustainability, greenwaste mgmt, IPM
San Bernardino, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=943
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Janine HaseyUCCEAg Extensionkiwi, walnut, peach, tree fruits
Sutter, Yuba Counties, California, USA
http://ucanr.edu/?facultyid=946
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Harlene Hatterman-Valenti
North Dakota Stateplant physiology
juneberries, winter-hardy grapes, berry production, IPM
Fargo, North Dakota, USA
https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/plantsciences/people/faculty/hatterman-valenti
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Alice HaywardQAAFIplant developmental genetics
avocado, avocado clonal propagation, avocado genome
Queensland, Australia
http://www.qaafi.uq.edu.au/hayward-dr-alice
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Gwen HoheiselWashington StateAg Extension, entomology
viticulture, high-value specialty crops, tree fruits
Prosser, Washington, USAhttp://wine.wsu.edu/faculty/gwen-hoheisel/
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Emily HooverU of Minnesotaplant physiology
organic strawberry, apple rootstocks, fruit production
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
http://horticulture.umn.edu/directory/faculty/emilyhoover
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Leslie A. HuffmanOMAFRA, Canadapome fruit productionapple production, IPMHarrow, Ontario, Canadahttps://twitter.com/OntAppleLady
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Kim HummerUSDA, Oregon Stateresearch horticulturestrawberry, wild Fragaria speciesCorvallis, Oregon, USA
https://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=2674
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Amy Iezzoni
Michigan State, RosBREED
fruit breeding
Prunus avium, Prunus cerasus, cherry rootstocks
East Lansing, Michigan, USAhttp://www.hrt.msu.edu/amy-iezzoni/pg2
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Kelly IvorsCal Poly SLOplant pathologystrawberry pathologySan Luis Obispo, California, USAhttp://strawberry.calpoly.edu/faculty-staff
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Dorota JarretJames Hutton Institutefruit breederberry breedingDundee, UK
https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorota-jarret-3880b348
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Nikki JenningsJames Hutton Institutefruit breederRubus breedingDundee, UK
http://www.hutton.ac.uk/research/groups/cell-and-molecular-sciences/soft-fruit-genetics/rubus/breeding
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Abi JohnsonEast Malling Researchfruit breedingstrawberryEast Malling, Kent, UKhttp://www.emr.ac.uk/staff/abi-johnson/
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Judy JohnsonPlant Sciences, Incfruit breedingberry cropsWatsonville, California, USANEED contact info
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Lindsay JordanUCCEAg ExtensionviticultureMadera, California, USA
http://ucanr.edu/sites/Madera_Viticulture/?facultyid=28069
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Sook Jung
U Wisconsin, RosBREED co-founder
genetics, genomics, biochemistryRosaceae family cropsMadison, WI
https://horticulture.wsu.edu/people/sook-jung/
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Tracy KahnUC Riverside, UCCEgermplasm conservationcitrus, including rare citrusRiverside, California, USAhttp://mediasources.ucr.edu/tracy-kahn
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Wilhelmina Kalt
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
food chemistryberry compounds (e.g. anthocyanins)Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada
http://www.agr.gc.ca/eng/science-and-innovation/research-centres/atlantic-provinces/kentville-research-and-development-centre/scientific-staff-and-expertise/kalt-wilhelmina-phd/?id=1181848159292
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Erica KistnerUC Riversidepopulation ecology, disease ecologycitrus (Asian Citrus Psyllid)Riverside, California, USAhttp://biocontrol.ucr.edu/erica_kistner.html
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Erika KrügerHochschule Geisenheimplant physiology
berry physiology, environmental stress on berry, plant compounds
Geisenheim, Germany
http://www.hs-geisenheim.de/forschungszentren/institut-fuer-obstbau/team.html
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Noris Ledesma
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
botanic garden curation, fruit exploration
mango, avocado, jackfruit, mamey sapote, canistel, sapodilla, caimito, and Spanish lime.
Homestead, Florida, USA
http://www.fairchildgarden.org/about-fairchild/staff/noris-ledesma
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Jana LeeUSDA, Oregon Stateentomologyberry entomologyCorvallis, Oregon, USA
https://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=41853
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Jungmin LeeUSDAfood chemistry
anthocyanin chemistry, elderberries, blueberries, black raspberries, grapes
Parma, Idaho, USA
http://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=37108
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Kim LewersUSDAmolecular breedingstrawberry, RubusBeltsville, Maryland, USA
https://www.ars.usda.gov/pandp/people/people.htm?personid=10094
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Dani LightleUCCEAg Extension
IPM almond, olive, walnut, prune, raspberry
Glenn County, California, USA
http://fruitsandnuts.ucdavis.edu/ce/locate_advisor/?facultyid=24900
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Amy LittUC Riversideplant evolution & development
crop wild relatives, domestication of eggplant
Riverside, California, USAhttps://plantbiology.ucr.edu/people/faculty/litt.html
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Megan LynchCRFGplant sci student, horticulturecarob (including its history in CA)LA, California, USAhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/megan-lynch-8981831
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Lise MahoneyU of New Hampshiregenetics, marker-assisted breedingstrawberry breedingNew Hampshire, USA
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Lise_Mahoney
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Dorrie Main
WSU, RosBREED co-founder
genetics, genomics, bioinformaticscacao, Rosaceae family cropshttps://horticulture.wsu.edu/people/main/
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Christy MarsdenU of WisconsinAg Extension
raspberry (esp. Spotted Wing Drosophila control)
Rock County, Wisconsin, USAhttp://rock.uwex.edu/staff-directory/
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Cathie MartinJohn Innes Centrecell biologistcitrus, tomato, high anthocyanin fruitNorwich, UKhttps://www.jic.ac.uk/staff/cathie-martin/
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Inger Martinussen
Norsk Institutt for Bioøkonomi
plant physiology, molecular biology
berry physiology, wild berries, antioxidants, secondary metabolites
Tromsø, Norway
http://www.bioforsk.no/ikbViewer/page/en/person?p_document_id=7023
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Marta MatvienkoCRFG
molecular biology, genomics, genetics, bioinformatics
pomegranate, dragon fruit, tomatoDavis, California, USAhttp://fruitsandgardening.blogspot.com/
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Kendra McClureDalhousie University
molecular biology, genomics, genetics
applesHalifax, Canadahttp://www.cultivatingdiversity.org/people.html
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Allison Miller
Missouri Botanical Garden, SLU
plant evolution & developmentcrop wild relatives, crop domesticationSt. Louis, MO, USAhttp://millerlabatslu.weebly.com/
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Zoë MigcovskyDalhousie UniversityappleHalifax, Canadahttp://www.cultivatingdiversity.org/people.html
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Elizabeth MitchamUC Davisresearch horticulture
post-harvest quality of pome & small fruits, almonds, walnuts
Davis, California, USAhttp://postharvest.ucdavis.edu/about/directors/
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Gloria MooreU of Floridafruit breeding
citrus (cold tolerance, disease resistance, genetic improvement)
South Florida, USAhttp://hos.ufl.edu/faculty/gamoore/basic
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Amparo MontfortIRTAfruit breeding, plant geneticsstrawberryBarcelona, Spain
http://www.irta.cat/ca-ES/Persones/Pagines/3336.aspx
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Michelle Moyer
Washington State University
plant genetics, plant pathologygrapes, viticultureProsser, Washington, USAhttp://wine.wsu.edu/faculty/michelle-moyer/
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Alice Muchugi
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
germplasm conservation, agroforestry
Uapaca, SclerocaryaNairobi, Kenya
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/staff/alice-muchugi
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Gunhild Muster
Staatliche Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt fur Wein- und Obstbau
fruit productionberry productionWeinsberg, GermanyNEED contact info
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Charlotte NellistEast Malling Researchmolecular plant pathologiststrawberry diseasesEast Malling, Kent, UKhttp://www.emr.ac.uk/staff/dr-charlotte-nellist/
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Gail Romberger NonnekeIowa Stateplant physiologistberry physiology, berry productionAmes, Iowa, USA
http://www.hort.iastate.edu/directory/gail-romberger-nonnecke/
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Mercy A. Olmstead
California Strawberry Commission
research horticulture
strawberries, rootstocks, stone fruit (low-chill peaches), viticulture, fruit production
Watsonville, California, USA
molmstead@calstrawberry.org https://www.linkedin.com/in/mercy-olmstead-4002211/
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Angela OrshinskyU of Minnesotaplant pathologytomatoes, hopsSt. Paul, Minnesota, USA
http://www.sbc.umn.edu/members/angela-orshinsky
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Mary PalmUSDAplant pathology
Director of multi-agency task for to fight Citrus Greening Disease (HLB)
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentidonly=true&contentid=hlb-mac-group-contacts.xml
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Pauliina PalonenU of Helsinkiplant physiologyberry physiologyHelsinki, Finland
https://tuhat.halvi.helsinki.fi/portal/fi/persons/pauliina-palonen%28c236eba6-00b5-464a-ac38-a9283be9eecb%29.html
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Pam PeirceSan Francisco Chroniclehorticulture, garden writing
growing fruit in SF Bay Area microclimates
San Francisco, California, USAhttp://www.pampeirce.com/
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