Michigan Carrot Industry Research Priorities
Contact Person: Jamie Clover Adams (email@example.com)
- Variety screening and development of carrot varieties for processing and fresh market.
- Improved yields and quality characteristics.
- Improved resistance or tolerance to Aster Leaf Hopper / Aster Yellows infectivity.
- Improved resistance to foliar diseases.
- Insect, disease, and nematode control management.
- Screen new chemistries and chemical combinations for improved pest control.
- Improve monitoring and detection of Aster Leaf Hopper / Aster Yellows infectivity, followed by rapid delivery of that information back to growers.
- Improved understanding and control of plant parasitic nematodes.
- Improved cultural practices.
- New rotations, cover crops and management practices to improve stands and reduce effects of harmful nematodes and soil-borne diseases.
- Lower residual N levels in processed carrots while maintaining high yields.
- Improved weed control strategies.
- Develop new chemical, mechanical, and cultural methods of controlling weeds.
- Screen new herbicides and support product registration that will reduce the industry’s dependence on linuron.
Updated September 2022