Why Breed Meadowfoam at OSU?
- Breeding improved varieties
- Investigate pesticidal properties of meal
Current Research Projects
- Higher seed yield
- Higher oil content of seed
- Pest and disease resistance, especially to Meadowfoam Fly and Fusarium disease.
- Autofertile characteristics
- Reduced seed dormancy, high germination, and seedling vigor
- Molecular marker development
- Investigating the use of meadowfoam meal as a bioherbicide
Graduate Student Expectations
The meadowfoam breeding project uses recurrent selection on half-sib families to achieve breeding goals.
- Carol Mallory Smith
- Mary Slabaugh
- George Hoffman
- Ralph Reed
- Jun Zhang
- Fred Stevens
- Oregon Meadowfoam Growers
Past and Present Graduate Student Projects
- Jun Zhang - Finding physiological and harvest maturity, biosynthesis of seed glucosinolates, breaking seed dormancy, seed storage condition, and genotyping by sequence which is focusing on finding SNP markers related with seed oil content.
- Venkata Kishore - Molecular marker development, and the construction of a genetic map for meadowfoam.
- Pablo Valesco - variation in glucosinolate content in meadowfoam.
Publications and Varieties Released
Slabaugh MB, Cooper LD, Kishore VK, Knapp SJ, Kling JG. 2015. Genes affecting novel seed constituents in Limnanthes alba Benth: transcriptome analysis of developing embryos and a new genetic map of meadowfoam. PeerJ 3:e915 https://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.915
Valesco, P., M.B. Slabaugh, R. Reed, J. Kling, V.K. Kishore, J.F. Stevens, and S.J. Knapp. 2011. Glucosinolates in the new oilseed crop meadowfoam: natural variation in Section Inflexae of Limnanathes, a new glucosinolate in L. floccosa, and QTL analysis in L. alba. Plant Breeding 130: 352-359.
Hamblin, M.T., T.J. Close, P.R. Bhat, S. Chao, J.G. Kling, K.J. Abraham, T. Blake, W.S. Brooks, B. Cooper, C.A. Griffey, P.M. Hayes, D.J. Hole, R.D. Horsley, D.E. Obert, K.P. Smith, S.E. Ullrich, G.J. Muehlbauer, and J.-L. Jannink. 2010. Population structure and linkage disequilibrium in U.S. barley germplasm: implications for association mapping. Crop Sci. 50: 556-566.
Yallou, C.G., A. Menkir, V.O. Adetimirin, and J.G. Kling. 2009. Combining ability of maize inbred lines containing genes from Zea diploperennis for resistance to Striga hermonthica (Del.) Benth. Plant Breeding 128: 143-148.
Castro, A.S. Petrie, A. Budde, A. Corey, P. Hayes, J. Kling, and K. Rhinhart. 2008. Variety and N management effects on grain yield and quality of winter barley. Crop Management, Nov. issue. Online.
Adamson, S.J. 2006. Plant variety protection certificate (#200600269) for Ross Meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Adamson, S.J. 2005. Plant variety protection certificate (#200500279) for Starlight Meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Crane, J.M. and S.J. Knapp. 2002. Registration of Wheeler meadowfoam. Crop Sci. 42: 2208-2209.
Adamson, S.J. 2002. Plant variety protection certificate (#200200077) for Wheeler Meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Crane, J.M. and S.J. Knapp. 2000. Registration of Knowles meadowfoam. Crop Sci. 40: 291- 292.
Hostetler, W. 1999. Plant variety protection certificate (#9900298) for Knowles Meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Johns, T.R., D.M. Burgett, and G.D. Jolliff, Pollination and seed set in Meadowfoam, EM 8666 (Oregon State University, Corvallis, 1997)
Ehrensing, D.T., G.D. Jolliff, J.M. Crane, and R.S. Karow, Growing Meadowfoam in the Willamette Valley, EM 8567 (Oregon State University, Corvallis, revised 1997)
Jolliff, G.D. 1994. Plant variety protection certificate (#9200257) for Floral meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Brugett, D.M., Glenn C. Fisher, Daniel F. Mayer, and Carl A. Johansen, Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination: A guide for Growers and Beekeepers, PNW 245 (Oregon State University, Corvallis, reprinted 1993)
Jolliff, G.D. 1986. Plant variety protection certificate (#8500166) for Mermaid meadowfoam. USDA, Washington, D.C.
Calhoun, W. and J.M. Crane. 1984. Registration of 'Mermaid' meadowfoam. Oregon Agric. Exp. Stat., Corvallis, OR.
- Foamore (1975)
- Mermaid (1984)
- Floral (1993)
- Starlight (2004)
- Knowles (1998)
- Wheeler (2000)
- Ross (2003)
- Crane (2013)