Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA) New York has recently released online guide called Breeding Organic Vegetables: A step-by-step guide for growers. It is a practical approach to plant breeding for farmers and gardeners. The author explains the important steps of basic plant breeding theory and methods involving breeding project, breeding goal, and finding suitable germplasm to performing selections and evaluations. The author also shares Five grower-breeders recipes for better vegetables. While this book grew out of participatory breeding projects in the Northeast, it should empower growers everywhere to breed imaginatively to produce vegetable varieties that are attractive, productive, disease resistant, and well adapted to organic systems.
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