Jim Luby

Jim LubyThe primary goal of Dr. Luby's research is to develop, evaluate, and introduce fruit cultivars with horticultural, disease and pest resistance, and fruit quality characters desired by growers and consumers in Minnesota and surrounding areas.  Research aims to determine the inheritance of these traits and, where appropriate, map important loci using molecular markers for use in marker assisted breeding. Recent or current examples include traits related to fruit quality and scab resistance in apple, resistance to apple scab, and disease resistance, sex type and fruit quality in grape derived from wild Vitis riparia.


Fruit Breeding
Disease and pest resistance
Molecular markers