Wolfe, Martin S (2002) Organic plant breeding. In: Powell, Jane and et al., (Eds.) Proceedings of the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference, Organic Centre Wales, Institute of Rural Studies, University of Wales Aberystwyth, pp. 303-306.
This report was presented at the UK Organic Research 2002 Conference. To a major extent, organic farming depends currently on plant and animal varieties that have been bred for non-organic farming and that are often not suited to organic production. This position is inconsistent with a holistic approach to organic agriculture. Organically-bred plant varieties are needed to develop both the potential of organic agriculture and its integrity. A first attempt at developing a concept for organic plant breeding methodology has been proposed. A novel approach to breeding for organic production has also been started. Further development needs a parallel approach to animal breeding for organic systems.
|EPrint Type:||Conference paper, poster, etc.|
|Type of presentation:||Paper|
|Keywords:||Colloquium of Organic Researchers; COR; plant breeding; farming systems; breeding|
|Subjects:||"Organics" in general|
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
|Research affiliation:|| UK|
UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC) - Elm Farm
UK > Colloquium of Organic Researchers (COR) > COR 2002
|Deposited By:||Powell, Ms Jane|
|Deposited On:||23 Oct 2006|
|Last Modified:||12 Apr 2010 07:33|
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