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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Project Number: 3655-21000-062-20
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 28, 2012
End Date: Aug 30, 2015

Objective:
Develop carrot breeding stocks for production in organic agriculture systems with improved nutritional value, trial carrots in diverse growing locations, and release germplasm to the seed industry. Grow carrot trials to evaluate Nematode resistance in California.

Approach:
a. Evaluate carrot genetic stocks for nematode resistance. b. Provide selected carrots for further evaluation. c. Assist in large-scale testing of resistance and outreach information development.

Last Modified: 7/25/2014
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