News

Mar 3, 2017

This past week CIOA's Dr. Phil Simon led a research team to select carrot roots for seed production and breeding at his winter nursery in El Centro, CA (just north of the Mexico border). They selected roots from approximately 1,000 different populations, representing a kaleidoscope of colors and shapes for this season’s breeding efforts.

Read about the harvest and view some of the selected roots here.

Oct 10, 2016

Earlier this month CIOA’s Phil Simon and Laurie McKenzie joined 21 plant breeders, 27 chefs, and over 350 attendees for the annual Variety Showcase in Portland, Oregon.

Read (and salivate over) highlights from the event at Seed Broadcast.

Nov 11, 2012
National Project to Improve Organic Production Systems Launched
Feb 2, 2012
USDA-OREI Grant Supports Innovation in Organic Plant Breeding