To develop genetic, molecular, and tissue culture technologies and forest and nursery management guidelines for improvement of central hardwood forest productivity.
- Develop hardwood (oak and walnut) molecular markers for use
in determination of genetic quality and population structure of
current natural forests and plantations, and quantitative genes
in superior hardwood trees.
- Develop vegetative and tissue culture propagation technologies
for use in genomics research and mass propagation systems for
- Develop nursery guides for production of quality seedlings and
forest management guides for regeneration and reforestation of
degraded agricultural land and riparian zones.
- Develop breeding and selection programs for black walnut, black
cherry and northern red oak.