Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit
2012 Annual Report
b) Select for improved flavor and nutritional value in elite germplasm.
c) Provide carrot breeding tools for seed companies, production information for growers, and flavor, nutritional quality and environmental impact information for consumers about nematode resistant carrot germplasm.
d) Evaluate diverse carrots with disease and pest resistance for rapid seedling and top growth.
e) Evaluate nutrient-rich, disease and pest resistant carrots in infested fields. f) Evaluate nutrient-rich, disease and pest resistant carrots with improved weed tolerance in grower fields.
This research relates to Sub-objective 2.B., Fine map pigment and carbohydrate genes in carrot and onion, resistance genes for nematode in carrot and viruses in cucurbits, and epistasis, yield and quality components in cucumber.