Looking for a Shortcut to a Better Long-Day Onion

January 22, 2016

Improving the characteristics of the long-day onion is a mission decades in the making for generations of plant breeders, but Juan Carlos Brevis is hopeful that he and his colleagues will eventually shorten — and complete — that journey.

Read the rest of Eric Woolson’s cover story in the January issue of Onion World by clicking on “Looking for a Shortcut to a Better Long-Day Onion” and turning to page 16.


Woolson Article on Potential Crop Problem in Pacific Northwest Featured in January Issue of Potato Country

January 15, 2016

The latest article by Eric Woolson, the ever-curious, always-versatile owner of The Concept Works, is featured in the current issue of Potato Country magazine.

Farmers in the Pacific Northwest’s Columbia Basin may be facing challenges from late blight or blackleg in the 2016 growing season.

Click on “Experts: Keep Watchful Eye on Late Blight, Blackleg in 2016” and turn to page 28 to learn more.

Woolson Appears on Iowa Public Television’s “Iowa Press” to Discuss 2016 Caucuses

January 1, 2016

Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works and a veteran of six presidential campaigns, appeared today on the Iowa Public Television program “Iowa Press” to discuss the the state’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses.

Woolson appeared with Brad Anderson, a Des Moines Democratic strategist who was communications director for then-Gov. Chet Culver, served as Iowa state director for Barack Obama’s 2012 Iowa state director and ran for Iowa Secretary of State in 2014.

The program, which airs on statewide television at 7:30 p.m. today and noon Sunday can be seen in its entirety here.