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Research Project: CIOA 2- Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture with Added Grower and Consumer Value

Location: Vegetable Crops Research

Project Number: 5090-21000-069-18-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Jul 31, 2020

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. Evaluate microflora and nutrient differences of conventional and organic systems.

Approach:
a) Plant carrot seed with elite nematode and alternaria resistance and weed tolerance for testing in field. b) Harvest crop and provide root samples to ARS lab. c) Analyze carrot endophytes.