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How to improve organic seed production for carrots and cauliflower (Liveseed Practice abstract)

{Tool} How to improve organic seed production for carrots and cauliflower (Liveseed Practice abstract). Creator(s): Winter, Eva and Kummer, Carmen. Issuing Organisation(s): FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture, ÖMKi - Hungarian Research Institute of Organic Agriculture. Liveseed Practice abstract, no. 42. (2020)

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Summary

Practical recommendations
Some practical measures to improve pest and disease control in organic seed production are the following:
• Elite carrot seed can be produced indoors to reduce pest pressure.
• For outdoor carrot seed production, netting in of multiplication area can significantly reduce pest pressure.
• Further for carrots, establishing a mixed crop seed production system can reduce pest and disease pressure.
• For cauliflower, organic seed multiplication can be done in greenhouses and poly-tunnels.
• A further advantage can be to multiply in temperate sea climate, where temperature fluctuations are kept to a minimum.


EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:The production of organic vegetable seed is under high pest and disease pressure and there is a lack of effective methods for control.
This regularly leads to complete yield failure of the seed crop or low germination rates and thus higher seed prices. In this practice abstract, we focus on carrots and cauliflowers
What solution does the tool offer?:In order to mitigate the above-laid out challenges in organic seed multiplication, especially for biennial crops like carrot and cauliflower, there is a need to invest further into research for pest and disease management in organic seed production systems. However, some practical solutions are listed below.
Country:Switzerland
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:seed production
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
seed production
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_6937
Subjects: Crop husbandry
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Seeds and breeding
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Vegetables
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
H2020 or FP7 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39897
Project ID:oknet
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:39897
Deposited On:12 Jul 2021 13:24
Last Modified:21 Jul 2021 09:24
Document Language:English
Status:Published

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