Carrots Research
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Carrots Research

Carrots have been a staple in many countries for thousands of years although it is only since the 16th century that they have been orange. Earliest records show that carrots were purple; later records show red, yellow and white carrots were grown. Orange is the main type grown in New Zealand.

In 2015 the total tonnage grown was 78,000 tonnes and $2.1m FOB was exported.

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Carrots Strategic Agrichemical Review Process
Date 2017-03-16 08:58:34
This report was funded by Horticulture New Zealand to investigate the pest problem, agrichemical usage and pest management alternatives for the carrot industry across New Zealand. The information on this report will assist the carrot industry with its agrichemical selection and usage into the future.
N, P and K Carrot Fertiliser recommendations
Date 2016-10-27 14:13:39
Carrots may take up considerable amounts of N, P and K from the soil. Harvesting a 100 t/ ha of crop will remove from the field about 170, 35 and 300 kg/ha of N, P and K respectively. The need for nutrients is dictated strongly by each crop’s potential yield, which depends on the variety, final plant population and weather.
Understanding Carrot Establishment
Date 2016-10-27 14:13:38
Carrot crops need to establish a strong root system an healthy leaves to develop more consistent and greater yields. The economic impact of poor establishment depends on several factors. The most important of these is the intended root size range of the carrots for the processor.