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Pushing forward white lupin as a local source for protein and nitrogen in Central Europe

Rosenfeld, Simon; Voegele, Ralf T.; Messmer, Monika; Finckh, Maria R.; Szuszkiewicz, Roderick; Oberhänsli, Thomas and Hohmann, Pierre (2017) Pushing forward white lupin as a local source for protein and nitrogen in Central Europe. Poster at: World Food System Center 2017 Research Symposium, Zürich, 09.11.2017.

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White lupin (Lupinus albus L.) is a promising leguminous crop. Europe is fully dependent on protein and nitrogen fertilizer imports. This has tremendous negative effects both in Europe and the producing countries, such as loss of terrestrial biodiversity, pollution of freshwater, increase of greenhouse gases and soil acidification. Diverse crop-rotations with a substantial amount of pulses are a proven solution. The protein composition and yield potential of white lupin suggest that it could become the ‘Soy of the North’. Currently, the seed-borne pathogen Colletotrichum lupini is substantially impeding the cultivation of white lupin in Central Europe. We developed a DNA-based diagnostic test to identify and quantify the fungal pathogen in plants and seeds. This technique will allow us to improve our understanding of the Colletotrichum lupini life cycle and, thereby, lay the basis for an advanced resistance breeding approach.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Poster
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Crop health, quality, protection
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Arable crops > Legumes
Germany > University of Kassel > Department of Ecological Plant Protection
Related Links:http://www.worldfoodsystem.ethz.ch/outreach-and-events/past-events/symposium-2017.html#tab--par-accordion_597868954-1
Deposited By: Rosenfeld, MSc. Simon
ID Code:32276
Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 14:26
Last Modified:17 Nov 2020 14:03
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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