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Webinar: Tomato Varietal Improvement 

March 7, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Free

The Tomato Organic Management and Improvement (TOMI) project and eOrganic will host two webinars this month focused on organic tomato production. Both live-broadcast webinars are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required.

TOMI is a multi-state project working to develop new tomato varieties that are resistant to the most problematic diseases facing organic tomato growers while maintaining exceptional flavor that customers expect. Learn more about the project here.

Organic vegetable growers need varieties that are adapted to their farming systems. In this webinar, presenters will describe how farmers and formal breeders can develop improved tomato varieties on their farm or in their breeding program using examples from the TOMI project. Specific topics will include: identifying key traits and choosing appropriate parents, making crosses and selecting from populations for desirable traits, using genetic markers to aid in selection, and more.

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