CANOVI: On-farm vegetable variety trials and carrot breeding

Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement (CANOVI) is a five-year collaborative project engages farmers in breeding and identifying vegetable varieties that suit their needs and are well-adapted to Canadian organic farms. 2021 trial crops are radicchio and rutabaga, while past trials have focused on carrot and sweet red pepper. Come hear about: -The setup and software used in variety trials – Trial results! Great (and less great) carrot, radicchio, and rutabaga varieties – What variety trial results do & don’t tell us – How variety trials can help us cope with climate change – Carrot breeding. We’d love to hear how future variety trials or participatory breeding efforts could serve your farm and community. Presented by Solveig Hanson.

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