Beaked Hazelnut

Native beaked hazelnut corylus cornuta with bristle covered husk. Dr Molnar, and his co-investigator Dr. Joseph Goffreda, through Sun Grant and Rutgers projects have investigated the tree-seed, hazelnut, as a potential feedstock for biodiesel. Production in the Northeast has been limited by the disease, Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB). A collection of hazelnuts at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, has over 5,000 hybrid plants with 200 identified that are well-adapted, productive, and resistant to EFB (Eastern Filbert Blight).. The project taps into this resource and performed the following analyses: 1) Evaluated kernel percentage and crude kernel oil content in the top 200 genotypes. 2) In the top 25 performers, evaluated fatty acid content and types
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Thomas Molnar, Rutgers University, Department of Plant Biology & Pathology
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