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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: 5090-21000-062-16
Project Type: General Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 30, 2013
End Date: Jul 31, 2015

Objective:
Evaluate carrot breeding stocks for production in organic agriculture systems under weed pressure in diverse growing locations.

Approach:
a) Evaluate carrots with elite nematode and alternaria resistance for ability to grow in a weedy field. b) Grow diverse carrots with disease and pest resistance and evaluate top growth. c) Measure the effect weeds have on carrot crop production.

Last Modified: 11/26/2014
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