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Current situations in organic cereal seed offer in the Czech Republic

Konvalina, Petr; Stehno, Zdenek; Capouchova, Ivana; Huda, Petr; Moudry, Jan and Moudry, Jan (Jr.) (2011) Current situations in organic cereal seed offer in the Czech Republic. In: Sarapatka, Borivoj (Ed.) Proceedings, Bioinstitut, Olomouc, 1, pp. 33-37.

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Organic farmers are obliged, in compliance with the valid legislation, to use seed originating from the organic production when establishing the crop stands. In a survey we found certified organic cereal seed is used on 6 %, conventional untreated seed on 37 %, and farm seed on 57 % (of the organically farmed area in the Czech Republic). The main reasons for that are as follows: the insufficient surface of land intended for the reproduction of organic seed, the low proportion of accepted seed coming from the accepted reproduction surface. Therefore, low-quality farm seed is used on a large proportion of organically farmed land, which has a negative effect on the yield level of the cereals. These observations were also confirmed by results obtained in a farmer survey. Farmers indicated that they are interested in certified organic seed if it is available. However, the sufficient supply and favourable prices are important for them.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:Organic seed availability, Cereals, Czech Republic
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Czech Republic > University of South Bohemia (JU)
Deposited By: Konvalina, Dr. Petr
ID Code:20758
Deposited On:03 May 2012 10:49
Last Modified:07 Aug 2012 09:48
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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