Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
According to the Washington State University News Center, researchers are tapping an unusual seed repository at the school in order to develop varieties of lettuce that northern growers could plant early.
If the research is successful, northerners could start purchasing their lettuce from local farmers' markets or harvest their own in backyard gardens rather than buy lettuce that was grown and shipped thousands of miles from the Sun Belt.
According to Carol Miles, a vegetable horticulture specialist at the WSU Mount Vernon Northwestern Washington Research and Extension Center, “Most of the past seed screening has been to find strains that resist high temperatures. If breeders can develop varieties that grow better at low temperatures, there will be great new opportunities for local food systems,” she said.
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After growing and enjoying these nutritious vegetables, gardeners can use the seeds from the harvest for next year’s crops, so they never have to buy seeds again. The company says that this strategy provides additional benefits because it allows people to be less affected by food shortages and increasing food prices.
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