Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-069-09-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jan 1, 2015
End Date: Jul 30, 2018
1) Evaluation of carrot wild relatives in warm, dry, or saline field conditions. 2) Intercrossing of climate-resilient traits from wild relatives to adapted, nutritious cultivated germplasm. 3) Field trialing of intercrosses and their derivatives.
Collect and distribute carrot seed including wild relatives; grow carrots in abiotic stress conditions including saline, hot, and dry environments; intercross selected carrots; and develop molecular markers to track important genes.