Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-062-05-A
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Aug 1, 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.