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Colorful New Table Beets

Most table beets (Beta vulgaris) grown in the U.S. for fresh eating and processing are solid red in appearance. Beets with unusual features, such as cylindrical roots and striped ‘Chioggia’ patter...
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Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach, Beth Ann Workmaster | P110151US01

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Inbred Carrot Lines May Resist Root-Knot Pest

According to the USDA, Wisconsin farmers produced 73,610 tons of carrots in 2010. Unfortunately, carrot is highly susceptible to attack by the root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla Chitwood), a pest t...
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Irwin Goldman | P120304US01

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Cranberry Variety Trade Named "HyRed"

Red pigment content is a valuable trait in cranberries. In regions with short growing seasons, such as Wisconsin, cranberries contain less pigment than those from regions with longer growing seasons.
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Brent McCown, Eric Zeldin, Peter Normington | P01289US

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W6234-4Rus: A Light Russet Potato with French Fry Potential

Russet Burbank, at present the most widely grown russet potato for French fry production in the U.S., is susceptible to cold-induced sweetening (i.e., longer cold storage times result in a darker colo...
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Jiwan Palta, Felix Navarro, Bryan Bowen, Jiming Jiang, Horia Groza | P120381US01

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Oat Variety Containing More Heart Healthy Fiber

Oats (Avena sativa) are an enormously popular cereal grain worldwide. As recently as 2009, Wisconsin led all other states in production, with more than 13 million bushels. Oats are marketed as &lsquo...
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John Mochon | P130166US01

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Corn Breeding Population for New Silage Hybrids

Corn silage is a forage crop used for high energy feed on many dairy and cattle farms. The best corn for silage shares three main characteristics: high grain content, good yield and digestibility. An...
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Natalia de Leon Gatti, James Coors, Dustin Eilert | P110355US01

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Soybeans Resist Sclerotinia Stem Rot

Sclerotinia stem rot, or ‘white mold,’ is caused by the fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum. The disease is a major problem for crop plants in the north-central United States and southern Canada. Alth...
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Craig Grau | P130103US02

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White, Longneck Variety of Butternut Squash

Butternut squash dominate sales of winter squash. They are known for their lightly sweet, mild taste, tan rind and vivid orange flesh. The most popular variety is Waltham Butternut.
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James Nienhuis, Calvin Lietzow | P100124US01

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Inbred Table Beet W427A and W427B

Wisconsin is a top producer of beets in the U.S. Most of the beets grown in Wisconsin are red, although other varieties also can be found in the state.
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Irwin Goldman, Dwight "Nick" Breitbach | P00202US

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