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Organic transplants / evaluation and development of production techniques

{Project} Organic transplants / evaluation and development of production techniques. Runs 1994 - 1997. Project Leader(s): Unspecified, Elm Farm Research Centre .

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A recent report has revealed that organic vegetable growers experience a number of technical plant raising problems (including lack of confidence in plant raising materials and lack of consensus about optimum plant raising strategies) while attempting to comply with EC regulation 2092/91. The overall objective of this study will be to improve the ability of organic producers to raise transplants according to the requirements of this EC Regulation. The specific objectives of the study will be: identification of the key interactions between the critical factors involved in transplant propagation (cabbage, lettuce and leek) in order to contribute to the development of improved management practices during the life of the project; and improvement of the performance of transplants under field conditions on an organic holding within the constraints of EC regulation 2092/91. The programme of research designed to meet these objectives will involve 3 units, each consisting of a self-contained series of propagation and field trials designed to provide results which will contribute to meeting the objectives.

EPrint Type:Project description
Type of Facility:Other
Keywords:crop transplant propogation, plant raising, vegetables, salads, field trials
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Breeding, genetics and propagation
Crop husbandry > Production systems > Vegetables
Knowledge management > Education, extension and communication > Technology transfer
Research affiliation: UK > Organic Research Centre (ORC)
UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Research funders: UK > Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
Related Links:http://www.efrc.com/?go=EFRC&page=Research
Project ID:OF0109
Start Date:1 April 1994
End Date:31 March 1997
Deposited By: Defra, R&D Organic Programme
ID Code:6794
Deposited On:13 Dec 2006
Last Modified:20 Aug 2009 14:29

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