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Bio Suisse Bans Hybrid Cereals

Arncken, Christine and Schmid, Otto (2006) Bio Suisse Bans Hybrid Cereals. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, May 30-31, 2006. [Unpublished]

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On April 19th, 2006, the 100 delegates of Bio Suisse, the Swiss organic umbrella organization, voted to ban Hybrid varieties in organic cereals (except maize). This decision primarily concerns rye. Organic rye is grown on only 250 ha, about 20% of which is sown to hybrid varieties at present. About 60% of total organic demand is imported. Hybrid varieties of the other cereals are not yet being grown. The delegates decided that it is time to act now to send a signal to breeders and to the international organic community before the alternatives to hybrids vanish.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil Sciences
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 6: Plant breeding and seed production
Deposited By: Arncken, Christine
ID Code:8574
Deposited On:26 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Status:Unpublished
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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