We have a total of 183 cultivars planted at each of two densities in the conventional trial at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, and 58 cultivars planted at each of two densities in the organic trial at Ralph’s Greenhouse in Skagit Co. All the cultivars except the tropical ones were planted on 28 April for the conventional trial and 29 April for the organic trial using a 4-row Jang planter. The tropical cultivars were planted on 17 May using a single-row, hand-pushed Jang planter. We thank Jacob Slosberg and Tim Terpstra from Gowan Seed Co., and Bob Hulbert, Michael Derie, Tomasita Villarroel, Alex Batson, and Kayla Spawton at Washington State University for their expert help planting and maintaining the trials.
The cultivar trials have been planted so we cannot accept further entries for the trials.
We welcome submission of carrot cultivars to include in the Carrot Cultivar Demonstration Plots at the 40th International Carrot Conference. The conference will be held on 29-30 August 2022 at the Washington State University Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research & Extension Center in Mount Vernon, WA, USA. The field tour associated with the conference on 29th August will include a visit to a conventional Carrot Cultivar Demonstration Trial at the WSU Mount Vernon NWREC, as well as an organic cultivar trial at a nearby certified organic farm, the WSU Carrot Cavity Spot Nursery, and local agricultural operations (farms, seed companies, and other attractions). The 40th ICC Organizing Committee is eager to have plots in the cultivar trial represent diverse carrot types and varieties. Please submit entries for the demonstration trials!
Entries should be submitted into one of the following groups (we can accept up to 6 cultivars in each group per company or individual): Imperator cellos Imperator cut ‘n peel Colored carrots Processing types Nantes types Breeding populations/inbred lines Others
We will have a conventional and an organic cultivar demonstration trial. Please indicate if you want your cultivars planted in the conventional or organic trial. Those interested in participating should send 15 g of raw (non-pelleted) seed. The seed can be treated with fungicides if the entries will be planted in the conventional trial, but seed cannot be treated for entries that will be planted in the certified organic trial.
Send the seed to: Lindsey du Toit WSU Mount Vernon NWREC 16650 State Route 536 Mount Vernon, WA 98273-4768 USA Tel: +1-360-848-6140 Entries must be received by 15th of March 2022. Questions can be directed to Lindsey du Toit (360-848-6140 or firstname.lastname@example.org), or Tim Waters (509-545-3511 or email@example.com). Details of the conference can be found at www.internationalcarrots.org. We look forward to your participation and seeing you at the conference in August 2022.