Events for the Carrot Improvement Project


Join project partners from the Carrot Improvement for Organic Agriculture (CIOA) project for a carrot field day at the University of California Desert Research and Extension Center (UC-DREC) on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. You’ll have an opportunity to tour and evaluate materials from the CIOA organic variety trials and breeding lines, along with hybrid carrot trials that include 65 baby carrot entires, 57 cello entries, and 38 specialty entries from the USDA Cooperative Breeding Program.

We’re looking forward to your input! All participants will have a chance to score the entries and share your feedback with judges. This is a terrific opportunity to help breeders develop new carrots and cultivars for the future.

UC-DREC is located off old Highway 80 (Evan Hughes Highway), 8 miles east of El Centro and 3 miles west of Holtville. You can reach the center at (760) 356-3060.

Questions? Please reach out to Micaela Colley at for questions about CIOA or Kim Meyers at for event logistics.