Collaborative Plant Breeding Network Launched

Organic Seed Alliance, Dr. Julie Dawson at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and SeedLinked are launching a collaborative project funded by the Organic Research and Extension Initiative (OREI). The Collaborative Plant Breeding Network Development for Organic Systems in the Upper Midwest project will engage organic farmers, independent plant breeders, seed companies, and organic certifiers in plant breeding and trialing on organic farms, developing and field-testing new data-sharing and networking tools, and releasing new varieties of sweet peppers and tomatoes adapted to the Upper Midwest. Farmers and gardeners in the Upper Midwest are invited to join the collaborative plant breeding network and receive information on topic-specific groups and trainings.