SEPTEMBER 16, 2020

--- Hosted in partnership with the Canadian Organic Vegetable Improvement Project (CANOVI)
--- Guests: Petra Page-Mann (Fruition Seeds), Claire Luby (University of Wisconsin Madison), Helen Jensen (SeedChange/CANOVI), Charlotte Giard-Laliberté (CETAB+)

English presentations with translated subtitles

Did you know that almost half of the world’s carrot seeds are being produced in Oregon? That’s because carrots there enjoy dryer weather and isolation from their wild relatives. Though they are a staple food across Canada, evaluating, breeding, and saving seed from carrots can be uniquely challenging in many Canadian climates. However, farmers and researchers in British Columbia have been working for years to breed and regionally adapt carrots for seed production, while in Eastern Canada, they have been trialing carrot varieties and implementing isolation methods to grow seed. Join us for this 1-hour webinar to learn more about red and orange carrots! This webinar is being hosted in partnership with CANOVI. CANOVI farmer are encouraged to come with questions about their 2020 trial. Everyone is welcome!



--- Seed Saving & Selection for Carrots Factsheet
--- 2019 Results from CANOVI trials
--- "We are all Plant Breeders now" video and article by Petra Page-Mann, Fruition Seeds
--- Free the Seed Podcast Episode about the Dulcinea Carrot