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How to create diversified variety mixtures based on gene bank resources (Liveseed Practice Abstract)

{Tool} How to create diversified variety mixtures based on gene bank resources (Liveseed Practice Abstract). Creator(s): Flipon, Emma and Chable, Véronique. Issuing Organisation(s): ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food, INRAE - National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment. Liveseed Practice abstract, no. 56. (2021)

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Practical recommendations: Mixing numerous varieties coming from gene banks compensates their low intra-varietal diversity. Creating populations based on phenotypical and agronomical traits accelerates the selection process for farmers. This method requires a multiplication and observation phase of the individual accessions on single plots for a period of 2 to 4 years. It can be done by farmers’ associations and/or researchers both on-farm and in research stations.

EPrint Type:Practice tool
What problem does the tool address?:More than one million accessions are kept in European gene banks. However, most of these cultivars have a very low intrinsic genetic diversity. In contrast, many farmers are trying to create diversified populations suitable to organic agriculture, that are more adaptable and resilient.
What solution does the tool offer?:A simple but effective strategy to generate a diverse population of a crop is combining different cultivars into a mixture. Around 200 accessions of the chosen species are requested from European or international gene banks, these are multiplied and their agronomic features observed (e.g. lodging, earliness, disease resistances). After 2 to 4 years of multiplication, collectives of farmers can receive mixtures of these cultivars. The farmers can choose the characteristics of the mixtures they receive, based on the traits and qualities observed during the multiplication process.
Type of Practice Tool:Practice abstracts
Keywords:plant breeding
Agrovoc keywords:
plant breeding
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed
European Union > Horizon 2020 > Liveseed > Liveseed tools
France > INRAe - Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement
France > ITAB - Institut Technique en Agriculture Biologique
European Union > Organic Farm Knowledge
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:727230
Related Links:https://organic-farmknowledge.org/tool/39905
Project ID:ofk
Deposited By: Ortolani, Dr. Livia
ID Code:39905
Deposited On:28 May 2021 09:02
Last Modified:02 May 2024 10:32
Document Language:English

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