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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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

Location: Vegetable Crops Research Unit

Project Number: 5090-21000-062-17
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jun 29, 2012
End Date: Aug 31, 2015

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 carrot foliage and selected root disease attack.

Approach:
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.

Last Modified: 12/18/2014
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