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Carrot, Onion, and Table Beet Breeding Program in its 70th Year!

Our breeding programs were started by Warren “Buck” Gabelman in 1949. Now in our 70th year, we have five graduate students, a faculty associate, and four undergraduate students conducting research in our lab. We are developing new populations, inbred lines, and cultivars of carrot, onion, and beet for use by farmers, gardeners, and consumers around the world. Please contact us at with questions or comments about our crops and our work.