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Varieties for Organic Production and Marketing (OF0110)

NIAB, (editor): National Institute of Agricultural Botany, (Ed.) (1996) Varieties for Organic Production and Marketing (OF0110). National Institute of Agricultural Botany .

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This study aimed to study varieties of cabbage, carrots, parsnips, potatoes and swedes under organic conditions and to determine significant factors in the organic production systems that affect variety performance. Additional investigations were carried out with potatoes to study the effects of blight and potato cyst nematode. All trials were conducted on UKROFS registered sites and to appropriate organic husbandry standards. Measurements and assessments followed guidelines used for conventional trials, with quality criteria being based upon the requirements of the retail trade. Any assessment of colour and shape would be in line with established charts and descriptions. Results of the study will provide advice and recommendations to organic growers for variety selection and will identify whether dedicated organic trials are necessary for valid variety comparison.

EPrint Type:Report
Type of Facility:Other
Keywords:vegetables, crop variety selection, crop cultivars, field trials
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Research affiliation: UK > National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB)
Research funders: UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Project ID:OF0110
Start Date:1 April 1994
End Date:31 March 1996
Deposited By: Defra, R&D Organic Programme
ID Code:6797
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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