Evaluation of carrot seed treated with germicidal light to reduce populations of seed-borne Xanthomonas hortorum pv. carotae

Publication Date: 
12/01/2011
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2011 OPVC Ocamb Miller carrot report.pdf18.79 KB

Objectives and Accomplishments for 2011:

1. Conduct a seed evaluation of several fresh carrot seed lots for Xanthomonas contamination levels and test the effects of UV light, hot water, and hydrogen peroxide on seed contamination.

2. Establish a field trial to evaluate the use of UV seed disinfestation on carrot growth and disease levels using fresh seeds.

Tags:

Disease and related disorder management, Fresh Market Vegetable Production, Processed Vegetable Production, Carrots, Vegetable production