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How to produce organic heterogeneous material for sweet corn (Liveseed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} How to produce organic heterogeneous material for sweet corn (Liveseed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Petcu, Victor. Issuing Organisation(s): NARDI - National Agricultural Research and Development Institute. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 47. (2020)

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Summary

Liveseed Practice Abstract 47
Target audience: breeders, researchers, farmers


EPrint Type:Practice tool
Teaser:Save seeds from Open Pollinated Varieties (OPV) and make new Heterogeneous Material
What problem does the tool address?:Organic certified sweet corn crops are produced usually with untreated seed from conventional agriculture. The
period for seed production is longer, compared to crop production, in the case of sweet corn.
What solution does the tool offer?:Save seeds from Open Pollinated Varieties (OPV)
and make new Heterogeneous Material
The easiest way to start organic seed production is
to keep old varieties isolated and save ears from
them for the next years.
It is very important to select only the kernels that
have a translucent appearance, because the
common opaque ones show a higher starch level,
typical for non-sweet corn varieties.
This can be done in a field, where different
populations are pollinating themselves, or through
controlled hand pollination. At least 5 cycles are
required to obtain a stable composite cross population. For better performance, constant maintenance and improvement is needed.
Country:Hungary, Romania
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seed production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6937
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
Hungary > Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture
Romania > Other institutions
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39844
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:39844
Deposited On:09 May 2021 07:59
Last Modified:02 Jul 2021 10:27
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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