Michigan Carrot Industry Research Priorities

Submitted by:
Michigan Carrot Committee

12800 Escanaba Dr. Suite A
DeWitt, MI 48820
517 669-4250 DeWitt Office
231 873-2740 Hart Office

Contact person / Submitter: John Bakker

Updated 2015

  1. Variety screening & development of carrot varieties for processing and fresh markets:

a)      Improved yields & quality characteristics

b)      Improved resistance or tolerance to Aster Leaf Hopper

c)      Improved resistance to foliar diseases.


This is a long-term priority.


  1. Insect, Disease & Nematode control management:

a)      Screen new chemistries and chemical combinations for improved pest control

b)      Improved understanding of Aster Leaf Hopper infectivity.

c)      Improved understanding and control of plant parasitic nematodes

This is a short and long-term priority.

  1. Improved Cultural Practices:

a)      New rotations, cover crops and management practices to improve stands and reduce effects of harmful nematodes and soil-borne diseases

b)      Lower residual N levels in processed carrots while maintaining high yields

This is  a short and long-term priority.

  1. Eliminate undesirable Fiber in Processed Carrots:

a)      Eliminate undesirable fiber in the field through improved varieties or cultural practices

b)      Eliminate undesirable fiber post-harvest in the processing plant

This is a long-term priority.


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