Seeds & vegetables in the future – Audio

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Bill Tracy, Professor
Department of Agronomy
UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
NOTE: Fifth and final in a series for 2017 Wisconsin Agricultural Outlook Forum held Jan. 19
Total Time: 3:10
0:12 – What’s New in Wisconsin
0:43 – CRISPR
1:15 – Opportunities in vegetables
1:57 – Nutritional differences
2:33 – The future of production
3:00 – Lead out


Lauren Baker: Looking towards the future in plant breeding we’re visiting today with Bill Tracy, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin-Madison in the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and I’m Extension Intern, Lauren Baker. Bill, tell us about what is new in seed and vegetable?

Bill Tracy: There’s a lot of things new, I mean plant breeders are always coming out with new things; there’s new improved flavor improved germination. Many people out there probably don’t know that Wisconsin is one of the leading sweet corn producing states in the country and also one of the leading vegetable processing states in the country. So, a lot of new stuff in vegetables always coming along. I think the biggest thing that everyone is talking about is, so called CRISPR Continue reading