Towards Farmer-led Research: A Guidebook

This guidebook aims to provide insights for working collaboratively with farmers in research. We identified and synthesized the literature on farmer-led research and farmer participatory research activities from around the world, with a focus on the North American...

Sweet Potato Breeding

Most sweet potatoes are grown from slips, which are clones of the tuber. This means that no new genetic diversity is created each year, with no progress towards regional adaptation. As a hexaploid (six homologous sets of chromosomes), however, sweet potatoes are very...

Southern Ontario Pepper Breeding Project Update

This project started in 2016 using seed obtained from Dr. Michael Mazourek’s breeding program at Cornell University of a cross made between commercial varieties Ace and Aristotle. The 2019 season will be the fourth year of growing out the cross Ace F1 x...

Early Yield Pea Breeding Update

Duane is developing a truly winter hardy garden pea. Specifically, he is trying to combine the winter hardiness of Austrian Winter Field Peas with the qualities of a garden pea (Lincoln, etc). This type of pea could be planted in the autumn and would yield early peas...

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