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Participatory cotton breeding for organic and low input farming in Central India

Roner, T.; Messmer, M. M.; Finckh, M.; Forster, D.; Verma, R.; Baruah, R. and Patil, S. S. (2012) Participatory cotton breeding for organic and low input farming in Central India. In: Tielkes, E. (Ed.) Tropentag 2012 - Resilience of agricultural systems against crises - Book of abstracts, CUVILLIER VERLAG, Göttingen, Germany.

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Up to 80% of world’s organic cotton is produced in India. However, involved producers are facing increased difficulties to find suitable cultivars. Few hybrids selected for high input farming and genetically-modified (GM) cotton, which is explicitly excluded in organic farming, are presently dominating the Indian seed market. In addition farmers have lost their traditional knowledge on seed production and hybrid seed needs to be purchased each season.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:organic cotton, India, cotton breeding, low input farming, Bodenwissenschaften, genetically-modified, GM, Pflanzenzüchtung, Baumwolle
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
"Organics" in general > Countries and regions > India
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Soil
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Ecological Plant Protection
Germany > University of Göttingen
Related Links:http://www.tropentag.de
Deposited By: Messmer, Dr. Monika
ID Code:21943
Deposited On:05 Dec 2012 13:09
Last Modified:19 May 2021 13:22
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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