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Quantitative Population Epigenetics a Catalyst for Sustainable Agriculture

Stauss, R. (2013) Quantitative Population Epigenetics a Catalyst for Sustainable Agriculture. In: Løes, Anne-Kristin; Askegaard, Margrethe; Langer, Vibeke; Partanen, Kirsi; Pehme, Sirli; Rasmussen, Ilse A.; Salomon, Eva; Sørensen, Peter; Ullvén, Karin and Wivstad, Maria (Eds.) Organic farming systems as a driver for change, NJF Report, no. 9 (3), pp. 145-146.

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Summary

Ecological intensification of agricultural practices can be a minimum input agriculture with a maximum utilization of the epigenetic potential for a maximum output.
The application of Quantitative Population Epigenetics as a catalyst for sustainable agriculture offers earning opportunities (market segments or business cases) for the existing players in the high-input agriculture in terms of win-win.
For example, agriculture is a major factor in eutrophication of surface waters. By using epigenetically active compounds to switch on yield or stress genes, new crop varieties for low-input agriculture could be developed to improve nitrogen and water use efficiency for cereal production significantly.


EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
EnglishSustainable agriculturehttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33561
EnglishPopulation geneticshttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_34326
EnglishIntensificationhttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_33485
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: International Conferences > 2013: NJF Seminar 461 - Organic farming systems as a driver for change
ISSN:1653-2015
Deposited By: Sørensen, Peter
ID Code:24580
Deposited On:06 Nov 2013 21:40
Last Modified:06 Nov 2013 21:40
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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