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Key issues in breeding and trialling robust cereal cultivars for organic farming

Spieß, Hartmut; Schmehe, Ben and Vollenweider, Carl (2018) Key issues in breeding and trialling robust cereal cultivars for organic farming. In: Köpke, Ulrich (Ed.) Improving Organic Crop Cultivation. Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, Cambridge, UK, chapter 1, pp. 3-32.

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This chapter provides an overview of key issues in organic crop breeding and presents objectives, activities and results of concrete organic cereal breeding projects. Organic crop breeding is a small but rapidly growing branch of organic agriculture. Its primary objective is to develop cultivars suitable for the conditions of organic farming systems, which include a limited and generally more diverse plant nutrient availability, higher pressures of weeds, diseases and pests as well as special product quality requirements. This chapter provides an insight into concrete organic crop breeding projects with a special focus on resistance breeding programmes and cultivar triallings for cereal crop diseases such as common and dwarf bunt of wheat (Tilletia caries, T. controversa), Fusarium head blight (Fusarium spp.), yellow stripe rust of wheat (Puccinia striiformis), loose smut of oats (Ustilago avenae) and barley leaf stripe (Pyrenophora graminea). The chapter also outlines future needs and strategies.

EPrint Type:Book chapter
Keywords:plant breeding, cereals
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Cereals, pulses and oilseeds
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Germany > Landbauschule Dottenfelderhof e.V.
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
Deposited By: Ferrari, Leone
ID Code:38261
Deposited On:06 Oct 2020 13:07
Last Modified:06 Oct 2020 13:07
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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