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Participatory Cotton Breeding for Organic and Low External Input Conditions


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Messmer, Monika; Roner, Tina; Verma, Rajeev; Baruah, Rajeev; Forster, Dionys and Patil, Shreekant S. (2012) Participatory Cotton Breeding for Organic and Low External Input Conditions. Paper at: NUE Crops Workshop, Crete, Greece, 9. -.10. June 2012. [Completed]

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- General high interest of farmers to participate in on-station and on-farm testing of cotton varietal lines and hybrids
- On-station mother trials are managed by the researchers, while on-farm baby trials are managed by the farmer
- A network of interested farmers need to be established, who are regularly trained in on-farm research and supported by extension agents
- Farmers, researchers and extension agents together monitor the on-station and on-farm trials and evaluate cotton varieties and hybrids
- However, the extension agents and farmers need to be introduced into plant breeding by the researcher to support and profit from decentralized participatory breeding efforts
- Farmers are highly motivated to find new genotypes as they are in great need for good seed sources

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:cotton, crop sciences, plant breeding & variety testing, Nutzpflanzenwissenschaften, Pflanzenzüchtung & Sortenprüfung, Baumwolle
Agrovoc keywords:
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: India
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crop Production
Deposited By: Messmer, Dr. Monika
ID Code:26568
Deposited On:11 Jul 2014 10:26
Last Modified:11 Jul 2014 10:26
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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