Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
Desert Research and Extension Center
University of California
Desert Research and Extension Center

Fruit and Vegetable Crops

Evaluation of weather-based models for management of onion downy mildew

Principle Investigator: Alexander Putman, UC ANR Specialist, 951-827-4212, alexander.putman@ucr.edu

The objective of this project is to evaluate the utility of five epidemiological models of onion downy mildew as fungicide application advisory tools. 

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Organic carrot trials

Principle Investigator: Joe Nunez, UCCE Kern County, 661-868-6222, jnunez@ucanr.edu

This project evaluates experimental breeding stocks to address needs of the organic carrot crop production industry.

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Carrot germplasm

Principle Investigator: Joe Nunez, UCCE Kern County, 661-868-6222, jnunez@ucanr.edu

The objectives of the project are to establish a winter carrot nursery and to have commercial carrot varieties from various seed companies planted in side by side comparisons for a carrot field day. 

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Melon host plant resistance to CYSDV and SPWF

Principal Investigator: Jim McCreight, USDA ARS – Salinas, 831-755-2864, jim.mccreight@ars.usda.gov

Various types of melons and melon breeding lines will be planted at UC DREC and rated for resistance to CYSDV and resistance to sweetpotato whitefly.

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