Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA)
Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) is a collaborative breeding project that addresses the needs of organic carrot farmers. The project focuses on developing orange and novel colored carrots with improved disease and nematode resistance, improved weed competitiveness, and improved nutritional value and flavor. Partners include Organic Seed Alliance, USDA, and researchers and educators from four universities.
"Organic Seed Alliance has been an indispensable resource for our farm, from conducting field trials to producing seed. Organic seed is the cornerstone of our vegetable production. Without varieties that have been bred and selected for organic growing conditions, we would be left with low-vigor crops adapted to high-input farms."
Royal City, Washington