Author Archives: Micaela Colley

Working Around the Calendar to Breed Organic Carrots

This past week OSA researchers, Laurie McKenzie and Micaela Colley, joined Dr. Phil Simon and his research team in El Centro, CA, (just north of the Mexico border) to select carrot roots for seed production and breeding. They selected roots … Continue reading

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Save the Date: OSA’s Annual Research Farm Field Day is Sept. 26th

Come join us at OSA’s research farm in Chimacum, Washington, on Monday, September 26th, for our annual field day and autumn celebration. The event kicks off with a field tour showcasing our research projects, followed by a vegetable variety tasting … Continue reading

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Breeding Better Tomatoes for Organic Farmers

OSA is a partner in the Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project, a multi-state breeding initiative focused on developing disease-resistant tomatoes that have exceptional flavor. Partners include Purdue University, North Carolina State University, University of Wisconsin – Madison, Oregon State University, … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard Breeding is Looking Bright

OSA has been breeding Swiss chard in collaboration with organic farmers on the Olympic Peninsula for seven years. The project is focused on breeding red chard varieties with more bolt tolerance, which remains a major production challenge for organic farmers. … Continue reading

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Featured Publication: Conduct Variety Trials on Your Farm

Variety trials are important because they allow farmers, plant breeders, and seed companies to evaluate the performance of seed options available. When you conduct a variety trial on your farm, you’re able to see which varieties perform best in your climate and have … Continue reading

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