Understanding the causal agent(s) of tip rot to reduce carrot loss and waste within the supply chain (RootCause)

Understanding the causal agent(s) of tip rot to reduce carrot loss and waste within the supply chain (RootCause)

Identify the causal agent of tip rot and understand how biotic and abiotic factors affect the development of tip rot in carrot.

prosjekt

About/Aims
Objectives

The primary objective of RootCause is to reduce carrot loss and waste caused by tip rot to ensure sustainable carrot production in Norway.
Secondary objectives:

  • Determine the extent of the tip rot problem and its correlation with agronomic practices through producer interview.
  • Identify the potential biotic causal agent(s) of tip rot, and study pathogen biology.
  • Understand the effect of abiotic factors and agronomic conditions on carrot root physiology and tip rot development.
  • Reduce postharvest losses due to tip rot by inducing carrot root resistance.
  • Understand the effect of packaging material and post packaging environmental factors on tip rot development.