Rebecca Craig

Rebecca Craig

Mentor

Dr. Gerardo Nunez

College

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Major

Bachelor of Horticultural Sciences

Minor

N/A

Organizations

N/A

Academic Awards

N/A

Volunteering

N/A

Research Interests

Blueberry Physiology

Hobbies and Interests

Reading, cooking, and gardening

Research Project

Determining Carbohydrate Sources for Berry Production in Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum interspecific hybrids)

Over the next year, I will be selecting blueberry plants to receive three treatments in order to determine carbohydrate sources for berry production. On a single plant, I will chose one branch to be girdled (bark stripped from branch), one to be girdled and have all leaves about the girdle mark removed, and one branch to serve as a control. After harvest, I will analyze the yield of the branches, the starch composition of the branches, and the carbohydrate content of the berries produced. Understanding where berries get their sugars will be very helpful in improving the quality of berries.