Hort Science Strawberry Breeder Earns Prestigious Award

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Dr. Vance Whitaker and a new strawberry selection.

Horticultural Sciences strawberry breeder Vance Whitaker is the 2013 recipient of the Richard Jones Outstanding New Faculty Research Award .  The award is presented to untenured faculty who have demonstrated exceptional impacts during their time in IFAS.

Dr. Whitaker advances new lines of strawberry using traditional breeding techniques.  He’s currently using the exceptional Florida strawberries as a basis to add flavor, yield and disease resistance.

Whitaker is an assistant professor at the Gulf Coast Research and Education Center. 

 

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