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

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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.


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