Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-069-21-A
Project Type: Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Oct 1, 2016
End Date: Jul 31, 2020
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. Grow carrot trials under conventional and organic practices in Washington.
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. f) Plant carrot seed with elite nematode and alternaria resistance and weed tolerance for testing in fields. g) Harvest crop and provide root samples to ARS lab.