BIG NEWS FOR GARLIC: KEY INDIVIDUALS
Gayle Volk, Ph.D. USDA-ARS National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation Ft. Collins, Colorado
Dr. Volk has recently published a paper describing the genetic relationships among 212 garlic accessions available in the U.S. This work has been cited by the NY Times and Chicago Tribune. She is particularly interested in the influence of growth environment on bulb phenotype (appearance, sulfur content, antioxidant level, storability). She received bulbs from growers, collected data, performed antioxidant assays, and analyzed data using appropriate statistical techniques.
KEY PROJECT LEADER AND GARLIC GROWER:
David Stern, Garlic Seed Foundation
David Stern has been Director of the Garlic Seed Foundation for more than 15 years and has published many volumes of The Garlic Press. His long-term dedication to this crop has earned him much respect in the garlic growing community. He has participated in SARE and Cornell University research and education involving garlic. He has played a leadership role in this proposal by assembling the unique group of people that will participate in this research endeavor. As the owner of Rose Valley Farm in Rose, N.Y. (certified organic), he also participated as a grower in the proposed studies. David coordinated all outreach and follow-up portions of this project.