U of G In the News
August 16, 2013 - In the News
University of Guelph research is making headlines today. Work by plant agriculture professor Jay Subramanian was featured in a news article in the Toronto Star. The story looked at plum breeding research headed by Subramanian, a tree fruit breeder with the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.
Subramanian has spent the past several years creating seven different pale-skinned European plums, with the hope of expanding the number of plums that Niagara orchards can produce each year. At the moment, growers are limited to just two varieties.
The story also quotes U of G master’s student Carolyn Dowling. She has looked into the nutritional content of the plums and found them to be full of fibre and anti-oxidants.
Subramanian, who has worked at Guelph since 2002, is hopeful that growers will be able to begin mass production of the plums in the coming years.