Ladies and gentlemen, here is the latest in my series of Pollination Methods videos that I make as part of my thesis project. While carrots and beets are not closely related, they share similar life cycles, pollination methods, and even breeding goals – so I put both of these root vegetables in the same video.
This time of the year, in winter greenhouses, plant breeders will be pollinating carrots and beets – sometimes in the same greenhouse. With help from the carrot and beet experts here at UW-Madison, I give you how to pollinate carrots and beets. Enjoy!