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Selection of winter cereals for organic agriculture

Mikó, P.; Megyeri, M.; Molnár-Lang, M.; Rakszegi, M. and Vida, G. (2018) Selection of winter cereals for organic agriculture. Paper at: EUCARPIA Cereal section meeting and 2nd International Wheat Innovation workshop, March 19th - 22th, 2018, Polydôme, Clermont-Ferrand, France, Polydôme, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 19.-22. 2018.

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Productivity in agriculture has more than tripled in developed countries since the 1950s. Beyond the success of plant breeding, the increased use of inorganic fertilizers, application of pesticides, and spread of irrigation also contributed to this success. However, impressive yield increases started to decline in the 1980s because of the lack of sustainability.
One of the most beneficial ways to increase sustainability is organic agriculture. In such systems the prerequisite of successful farming is the availability of crop genotypes that perform well. However, selection of winter cereals for sub-optimal growing conditions is still neglected, and the organic seed market also lacks of information on credibly tested varieties suitable for organic agriculture.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Keywords:wheat, durum wheat, organic breeding, sustainability, variety performance, Liveseed
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
Deposited By: Vonzun, Seraina
ID Code:34369
Deposited On:30 Jan 2019 12:28
Last Modified:30 Jan 2019 12:28
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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