From Stevia to Truffles, We Have Lots of Interesting Research in Waynesville This Year
Last Thursday I spent the day at the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, NC checking out my research plots and participating in the annual field day. Here is a quick overview.
In this study we are looking at the feasibility of growing stevia on a commercial scale in western NC. The study is being done in partnership with Sweet Green Fields and funded by the NCDS&CS Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
This study is part of the Eastern Broccoli Project which is developing new broccoli varieties for east coast production.
This is our organic cucurbit breeding study. This is party of a big multi-state, multi-agency project to develop squash, cucumbers, and melons for organic production. Cucurbit project website
This is the third year effort of the organic, participatory broccoli variety study funded by the Organic Farming Research Foundation. Note all the farmscaping we have included.