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BRESOV - Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable production

Alföldi, Thomas and Herforth-Rahmé, Joelle (2021) BRESOV - Breeding for Resilient, Efficient and Sustainable Organic Vegetable production. Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL, CH-Frick .

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The project deals with the urgent need to provide climate-resilient cultivars addressed to organic vegetable production systems. These new cultivars will benefit organic growers, and the organic seed industry, providing much needed security both under current and future scenarios of climate change. In this project, we will exploit the genetic variation of broccoli, kohlrabi, bean and tomato for enhanced productivity, by exploiting up-to-date knowledge of genome structure and function. This work will be enhanced by the active involvement of farmers, advisory services, research institutes, breeding companies and food processors from diverse geographical/climatic contexts in Europe and Non-EU countries. The selection of pre-breeding/ breeding lines for the three species will be undertaken in organic vegetable farming systems, utilizing an annual crop rotation scheme. New cultivars will be selected for efficiency when grown under water, temperature, and nitrogen stress, for resistance to some pests and diseases, for desirable product quality traits such as taste, visual appearance, post-harvest performance. The Stakeholder Board will contribute to the expected outcomes of the project. Crop genetic diversity will be broad as we will be utilizing several landraces (LRs) and crops wild relatives (CWRs) provided by partners for the foreseen pre-breeding and breeding activities. We will adopt an innovative approach, where plant traits related to the roots-zone, and to root-growth, and architecture that enable a better interaction with organic soil and its microbiome, are sought to benefit the end-users. This approach will ensure that the available genetic resources and bred-germplasm, combined with the best on-farm management practices will enhance resource use efficiency and productivity. The germplasm from this project will act to pump-prime the production of new seed for the organic growing sector and will also serve as a model for the enhancement of other crops.

EPrint Type:Video
Keywords:Video, bresov, breeding, tomato, broccoli, bean, Abacus, FiBL2505506
Agrovoc keywords:
vegetable crops
French - Francais
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Research affiliation: Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Sustainability
Switzerland > FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture Switzerland > Crops > Special crops > Vegetables
European Union > Horizon 2020 > BRESOV
Horizon Europe or H2020 Grant Agreement Number:774244
Related Links:https://www.bresov.eu/, https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/774244, https://www.fibl.org/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCoC0X8wJIEkpNkxYPYHEAQ
Deposited By: Herforth-Rahmé, Dr. Sc. Joelle
ID Code:43079
Deposited On:27 Dec 2021 16:48
Last Modified:09 Feb 2022 12:06
Document Language:English

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