Irwin Goldman


Our lab focuses on breeding and genetics of cross-pollinated vegetable crops; primarily carrot, onion, and table beet. The year 2019 marks our 70th year working with these crops, and over these years we have released numerous inbred lines, open pollinated populations, and germplasm for use by breeders throughout the world. Our lab also studies traits of importance in these crops and seeks to find new methods of breeding and genetic improvement. A theme running through our work is the examination of traits of consumer interest, such as health value, color, flavor, shape, and other quality attributes. Our lab is located in the Department of Horticulture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1575 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. You can obtain more information by writing to Irwin Goldman at ilgoldma@wisc.edu or by calling 608-262-7781.

Why Horticulture?       Why Plant Breeding?      Why Wisconsin?

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