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The difference between certified organic seed and “untreated” conventional seed (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} The difference between certified organic seed and “untreated” conventional seed (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Raaijmakers, Maaike and van Diemen, Marcel. Issuing Organisation(s): Vitalis, Bionext. Liveseed Practice Abstract, no. 21. (2020)

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Summary

Practical recommendations
Organic farmers should be educated about the advantages of organic seed:
• Produced in an organic environment
• No chemical treatments during production
• Lower risk of residues


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:Many organic farmers do not know the difference between certified organic seed and "untreated" conventional
seed. Therefore, they are not motivated to buy organic seed, which is usually more expensive.
What solution does the tool offer?:Organic seed production
Organic seeds are multiplied in an organic environment. This is very challenging, especially for biennial crops such as carrot or leek (see figure) that need to overwinter in the open field. Disease and weed pressure in combination with lower yields, make organic seed production more expensive, than conventional seed production. Climate change is
increasingly leading to crop failures and makes some of the classic seed growing areas unsuitable. Dry organic production areas with good ventilation (wind) are most suitable but scarce.
Country:Netherlands
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seed certification, seed treatment
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seed certification
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6929
English
seed treatment
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6940
Subjects: Food systems > Markets and trade
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Values, standards and certification > Evaluation of inputs
Values, standards and certification > Regulation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
Netherlands
Netherlands > Other organizations
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39849
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:39849
Deposited On:09 May 2021 19:14
Last Modified:21 Jul 2021 08:37
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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