Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-062-17-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 29, 2012
End Date: Jul 31, 2016
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. Evaluate carrot foliage and selected root disease attack.
a) Note disease symptoms and evaluate pathogens in elite breeding stocks for organic systems. b) Evaluate leaf disease symptoms in four locations over the course of the project. c) Evaluate root diseases as needed. d) Determine identity of pathogens. e) Analyze differences found between organic and conventional production systems.