University of Missouri research team evaluates crops
August 4, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — At Bradford Research Center on the outskirts of Columbia, the rows of tomato and pepper plants are dwarfed by the neighboring cornfield. However, within those rows are 95 varieties of tomatoes and 72 varieties of peppers.
"I doubt if there's anywhere in the Midwest that has as comprehensive a planting of different tomato and pepper cultivars as we have right here," Research Specialist Steven Kirk said.
Bradford is where the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources grows fruits and vegetables for research and educational purposes. Kirk...