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Irwin Goldman

Expert on public plant breeding, open source seeds, and the breeding of carrots, onions and beets

Professor and Chair, horticulture College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-262-1624 ilgoldma@wisc.edu Home page

Topics

  • Breeding more flavorful and heartier carrots, onions and beets, including low-geosmin beets
  • Developing methods for plant breeders to retain access to improved traits and germplasm through the Open Source Seed Initiative

Achievements

  • Released the Badger Flame beet through the Row7 seed company
  • Helped found the Open Source Seed Initiative
  • Supported start of the UW Food Shed, which provides campus members with fresh produce from university breeding projects

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