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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Deploying Nutrient-Rich Nematode Resistant Carrots to Benefit Growers, Consumers, and the Environment

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Project Number: 3655-21000-062-05
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Aug 01, 2009
End Date: Aug 31, 2013

Deployment of nematode resistant carrots to U.S. growers and seed industry.

We have discovered multiple genetic sources of nematode resistance in carrot germplasm. In this project we will confirm the strength of the resistance, intercross best resistance, produce ample seed for extensive field testing, and release best resistance to the public, especially growers and seed companies. We will also evaluate horticultural quality including field performance traits (color, shape, uniformity) and consumer quality (flavor and nutritional value), hold field days for the carrot production community, and confirm genetic models of resistance in mapping populations.

Last Modified: 9/1/2014
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