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Researcher Enhances Horseradish Specialty Crops

May 16, 2008

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As the developer of new horseradish cultivars, Dr. S. Alan Walters enjoys producing hybrid plants for producers across the midwest.  "We're trying to breed (horseradish plants) for disease-resistance, " says Walters.  As Walters produces and harvests his new cultivars, he works closely with industry representatives to rate and rank the product.  For the lucky plants that are chosen, their plant tissue is sent to specialists who clone them for commercial production.