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NC State University to host 41st International Carrot Conference

The 41st International Carrot Conference will be held in Raleigh, NC, USA, July 8-10, 2024. The event is hosted by NC State University this year and will feature abstract presentations and posters of the most recent scientific findings and technical advances, as well as an opportunity to explore carrot cultivar field trials. Registration for the Conference can be secured on the website,, with an early bird discount available through May 1.

“It is exciting to organize this conference for the first time in NC,” says Massimo Iorizzo, professor of horticulture at NC State University, “I look forward to this networking opportunity for the carrot community where we can hear about the latest innovations in carrot research and to see how carrots grow in a different environment.” 

The International Carrot Conference is held every 18 to 24 months and its purpose is to bring together growers, packers, shippers, seed producers, breeders, pathologists, sellers, marketers, University and government researchers, Extension specialists, students and anyone interested in the carrot industry.

Attendees should plan to check-in on the evening of July 8 at the StateView Hotel on NC State University Centennial Campus. The conference will kick-off first thing July 9 following breakfast, with presentations by leaders from the research and industry community. Topics will focus on pest and disease management, genetics/breeding, production and marketing.

The field trial aims to showcase current, new and emerging carrot cultivars and an Alternaria disease trial. Conference attendees will travel from Raleigh to the Horticultural Crops Research Station in Clinton, NC, by motorcoach on the afternoon of July 10 for the field trials.

Abstract and poster submissions will be accepted through May 1. Abstracts of registered presenters will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Organizers are still seeking conference support from industry at tiered giving levels. Find more details at, or contact Massimo Iorizzo at