David Wolyn

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Professor Ontario Agricultural College Department of Plant Agriculture Guelph, Ontario dwolyn@uoguelph.ca Office: (519) 824-4120 ext. 53092

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Dr. Wolyn runs the University of Guelph Asparagus Breeding Program which focuses on the development of all-male hybrid cultivars adapted to northern areas with cold winters. Objectives include yield, quality, longevity, and disease and replant resistance. Additional research is conducted to supp...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Wolyn runs the University of Guelph Asparagus Breeding Program which focuses on the development of all-male hybrid cultivars adapted to northern areas with cold winters. Objectives include yield, quality, longevity, and disease and replant resistance. Additional research is conducted to support the breeding and includes mapping of traits and analysis of factors important for winterhardiness.

Wolyn's research also focuses on natural rubber, which is a strategic commodity used in many products, especially tires. Southeast Asia supplies most of the world’s rubber and shortages and price increases are predicted for the future. To address these issues Russian Dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, is being bred and domesticated as a new crop for North America. Objectives include increasing rubber yield and percentage and improving germination and establishment.


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Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

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Media Relations

Lori Bona Hunt
l.hunt@exec.uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 53338

Angela Mulholland
angela.mulholland@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 ext. 56982

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