This project is part of our solutions-focused scientist photo essays series. Students interviewed different members of the “Better Pepper Project” to better understand their roles in the project and how this project will effect people outside of research. The project is focused on improving pepper genetics for a number of agricultural production and consumer appeal purposes. Students worked with scientists and graduate students who are part of the project to create their one page article on different aspects of the project.
Read the article below and click the button to learn about plant breeding and how it is being used to improve issues related to nematodes and disease resistance that effect all kinds of the delicious peppers people love to eat from Dominick Padilla, a University of Florida graduate student in the Horticultural Sciences Department, written and created by Mackenzie Atkins, graduate student in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communication.