On-Farm Plant Breeding and Variety Improvement

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 09:00 - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 15:00

Learn the fundamentals of breeding for organic production on your farm. Join the plant breeding team of the Northern Organic Vegetable Improvement Collaborative (NOVIC) for a special two-day in-depth workshop focused on organic plant breeding and variety improvement this August. The workshop will be held Monday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and August 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Chimacum, Washington. The course will include classroom and field-based instruction at Organic Seed Alliance's research farm and Nash’s Organic Produce, and recommended reading materials.

Prior basic seed saving knowledge is recommended. NOVIC is a national initiative to breed vegetable varieties for organic agricultural systems. Workshop instructors will include Dr. Jim Myers, Oregon State University; Dr. Bill Tracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dr Michael Mazourek, Cornell University; Sam McCullough, Nash’s Organic Produce; and Organic Seed Alliance researchers Micaela Colley, Laurie McKenzie, and Katie Miller.

Register here