We’re the center of the carrot world

Madison will be the center of the carrot world this week. The CALS horticulture department is hosting the 36th International Carrot Conference at the Monona Terrace and Convention Center. This event is held every 18 to 24 months and its purpose is to bring together everyone and anyone interested in carrots: growers, packers, shippers, seed producers, breeders, pathologists, sellers, marketers, University and government researchers, extension specialists, students, and anyone else interested in the carrot industry. Topics will  include breeding and pest and disease management. There will also be a workshop on the use of carrot crop wild relatives, co-sponsored by the Global Crop Diversity Trust.