This catalog from the Rapid Cycling Brassica Collection (RcBC) is for use by researchers. The RcBC was established in 1982 by Paul Williams as a means for distributing seed and information, about various genetic stocks of 6 different species of rapid cycling brassicas. Initially known as the Crucifer Genetics Cooperative (CrGC) the collection now resides under the Wisconsin Fast Plants Program....
This glossary was developed for students, teachers and scientist to help with communication about the genetics of Fast Plants through standardized genetic terminology. The Wisconsin Fast Plants Program follows the standardized rules for the designation of phenotypic and genotypic symbols for Brassica species.
This four-page handout explains the key steps to follow when caring for Wisconsin Fast Plants (Brassica rapa) throughout their life cycle, from sowing through harvesting seeds. This handout includes information about the materials needed, methods for tending and caring for your plants, and troubleshooting tips.
These instructions describe how to construct a plant light box from two stackable plastic file crates that are cut, lined with aluminum foil and lit with a 40/42-watt CFL bulb. This 3-page document includes a complete materials list and 12-step assembly instructions with photographs that illustrate each step. This light box works well for growing Fast Plants.
This pdf document explains key planting mix and fertilizer considerations to take into account when preparing to grow Wisconsin Fast Plants. This document was designed to serve as both a source of information and "shopping list."
Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) about growing Rapid-cycling Brassica rapa (RBR) sucessfully in a Four Cell System (4CS). This file is one of the mini-booklets from "Paul's Sandbox"--it is made Xerox-ready, containing two sheets that together make four copies of two mini information booklets(each booklet measures 8x12cm).
The two pages describe the...
Instructions from the Father of Fast Plants (written by Dr. Paul Williams) about growing Rapid Brassica rap (RBR) in a Discovery Cup System (DCS) made from plastic portion control cups.This file is one of the mini-booklets from "Paul's Sandbox"--it is made Xerox-ready, containing two sheets that together make four copies of two mini information booklets(each booklet measures 8x12cm).
Wisconsin Fast Plants were developed as research tool at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and have been used by K-16 teachers around the world for nearly 30 years as an educational model-organism.