Location: Vegetable Crops Research
Project Number: 5090-21000-069-31-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. Grow carrot trials in multiple sites.
a) Plant carrot seed with elite nematode and alternaria resistance and weed tolerance for testing. b) Evaluate seedling emergence. c) Evaluate top size of each entry. d) Harvest crop and provide root samples to ARS. e) Produce seed with elite selections.