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The Danish case study on coexistence and seed production of forage and vegetable crops

Boelt, B. (2006) The Danish case study on coexistence and seed production of forage and vegetable crops. Paper at: NJF seminar no 379 Aspects of Growing Transgenic Crops, Danish Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Research Centre Flakkebjerg, 4200 Slagelse, Denmark, 7-8 March 2006.

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Co-existence is defined as the farmers being able to choose between conventional, organic and genetically modified (GM) crop production, in compliance with the relevant legislation on labelling rules and purity standards. Genes of cultivated plants spread in time and space through pollen and seed dispersal, and in addition handling during transport and processing may also disperse seeds.
The starting point in plant production is the seed. Consequently, suitable measures during cultivation, harvest, transport, storage, and processing are necessary to ensure co-existence in the supply chain of propagated seed.
In crops with restricted production area such as hybrid oilseed rape and vegetables, seed production in confinement may serve as an instrument of obtaining GM-free seed or seed with a very low GM-content.

EPrint Type:Conference paper, poster, etc.
Type of presentation:Paper
Subjects: Crop husbandry > Production systems
Research affiliation: Denmark > DARCOF II (2000-2005) > VI.5 (VEFOS) Vegetable and forage seed - development of organic, GMO-free seed production
Deposited By: Boelt, Dr. Birte
ID Code:9067
Deposited On:21 Aug 2006
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:33
Document Language:English
Refereed:Not peer-reviewed

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