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How to set up a simplified on-farm cultivar trial to assess broccoli?

{Tool} How to set up a simplified on-farm cultivar trial to assess broccoli? Creator(s): Gutzen, Kaja. Issuing Organisation(s): IFOAM EU. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 8. (2020)

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Liveseed Practice Abrstract
Target Audience: farmers, researchers


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Most commercial broccoli cultivars originate from conventional breeding and might not perform well under
organic conditions. Cultivar trials, with a complete randomised block design and 3-4 repetitions, are often not
feasible for organic farmers, who wish to test the cultivar’s suitability for their on-farm conditions.
What solution does the tool offer?:Organic farmers can set up a simplified cultivar trial with
different broccoli varieties. In order to evaluate varietal
difference, the trial error (e.g. soil differences in the trial field) has to be minimized. To evaluate the trial error, a reference variety is planted in 2-3 randomly distributed plots(see Figure 1). When comparing the reference plots, differences in performance might indicate a trial error. The trial should be repeated over several years to increase its
reliability.
Country:Hungary
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Agrovoc keywords:
LanguageValueURI
Englishbreedinghttp://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_49902
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Hungary > Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM
International Organizations > International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements IFOAM > IFOAM EU Group
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/38986
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:38986
Deposited On:14 Feb 2021 09:17
Last Modified:14 Feb 2021 09:17
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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