The Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project (SolCAP) was supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative Applied Plant Genomics CAP Program of USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project was awarded $5.4 million dollars between 10/1/2008 through 8/31/2012. The project succeeded in linking together people from public institutions, private institutions and industries dedicated to the improvement of the Solanaceae crops: potato and tomato. Through innovative research, education and training the SolCAP project focused on translating genomic advances to US tomato and potato breeding programs. The impact of this research is leading to significantly improved varieties that benefit the processors, the consumer and the environment.
The SolCAP project is a recipient of the 2011 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary of Agriculture’s Honor Award. The Honor Awards are the most prestigious awards presented by the Secretary of Agriculture and recognize exceptional leadership, contributions, or public service.
Solanaceae Coordinated Agricultural Project
Michigan State University
2100 Molecular Plant Science Building
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
The SolCAP website is still available for access to links, databases, project data etc., however active updating of the site has ended.
We have planned server maintenance on the first Wednesday of every month. SolCAP web pages may be unavailable or only partially functional during server maintenance.
On May 24, 2013 the SolCAP website will be unavailable from 3:00-4:00PM EST.
On August 5, 2013, December 2, 2013, and April 7, 2014 the SolCAP website will be unavailable starting at 8:00AM EST for a minimum of 2 hours for maintenance.