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Breeding and Production of Organic seeds, The Rijk Zwaan view

Driessen, Ir. Ronald G. (2006) Breeding and Production of Organic seeds, The Rijk Zwaan view. Paper at: Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006.

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Rijk Zwaan Seed Company offers organic vegetable seeds to the market. Breeding of varieties especially for the organic market has started, but only on a basic level. More knowledge and a more important market are needed to justify a higher input. In organic seed production many problems are encountered, espe-cially in seed production of biennial crops. Therefore much effort is put on improving the organic seed production of these crops, in cooperation with other companies, universities and institutes. Advanced seed treatments are needed to avoid seed borne pathogens. For further growth of the market for organic vegetable seeds, more knowledge, commit-ment in the whole organic chain and unambiguous regulations are needed.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Farming Systems > Farm economics
Research affiliation: Netherlands > Other organizations
International Conferences > 2006: Joint Organic Congress > Theme 6: Plant breeding and seed production
Deposited By: Driessen, Ir R.G.
ID Code:7852
Deposited On:09 May 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:32
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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