Jim Moore, a longtime fruit breeder, who was influential in the tree fruit industry died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, at age 85, according to a news release from the University of Arkansas.
Moore, who held a doctorate from Rutgers University, established the fruit breeding program at the University of Arkansas in 1964 and worked with blueberries, peaches, strawberries, blackberries and grapes. He retired in 1996.
His literature was often referred to by those in the tree fruit industry across the country, said Kate Evans, apple breeder at Washington State University.
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