THE SEED COLLECTION EXPERIENCE

Ever wish you had a little more support when choosing new varieties to grow in your garden or vegetable operation? How about more opportunities for learning, connection, and interaction with others during COVID? Our new Seed Collection Experience is just the ticket to learning while finding both connection and fun new seed options this year!

FINDING YOUR DREAM TOMATO

The best tomatoes are the ones grown in our gardens and on our farms. They are picked at the peak of ripeness and eaten soon after harvest. But even when we grow tomatoes locally, we’re not guaranteed success. With somewhere near 5,500 different varieties of tomatoes commercially available today how can you pick the one that’s just right for you?

THE FUTURE OF PLANT BREEDING IS NOW

How do we make plant breeding more efficient in response to the changing conditions and needs of the future? Involving farmers in the process of selection results in released varieties with the greatest likelihood of appreciable adoption and impact. Breeding programs looking to have the greatest efficiency and impact need to look at how to effectively involve farmers (and even backyard gardeners!) in the breeding process.

WHAT MAKES A PERFECT CUCUMBER?

Just how do you go about finding the perfect cucumber? Defining what you’re looking for is a good place to start. Don’t worry, there are plenty of options to choose from! Let’s get started…

THE SEARCH FOR RESILIENT SEEDS

SeedLinked speaks with Dr. Julie Dawson at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), about her work with the Seed to Kitchen Collaborative, evaluating promising vegetable varieties for use in the Upper Midwest.