Future breeding for organic and low-input agriculture: integrating values and modern breeding tools for improving robustness

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Abstract

Organic production and also the attention for plant breeding for organic agriculture is still increasing in Europe. The question often raised is how much does plant breeding for the organic sector differ from modern plant breeding and does a ban on GMO also include refraining from molecular marker assisted selection (MAS)? In this paper I will first elaborate on the values in organic agriculture and it related systems approach as a central focus in organic agriculture and will then discuss in which way molecular marker assisted selection can be of use for plant breeding for organic and low-input agriculture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Eucarpia 2nd conference of the Organic and Low-Input agriculture section on Breeding for resilence: a strategy for organic and low-input farming systems?, Paris, The Netherlands, 1-3 December 2010
Place of PublicationParijs
PublisherEucarpia
Pages8-10
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventEucarpia 2nd conference of the Organic and Low-Input agriculture section on Breeding for resilence: a strategy for organic and low-input farming systems?, Paris, The Netherlands -
Duration: 1 Dec 20103 Dec 2010

Conference

ConferenceEucarpia 2nd conference of the Organic and Low-Input agriculture section on Breeding for resilence: a strategy for organic and low-input farming systems?, Paris, The Netherlands
Period1/12/103/12/10

Keywords

  • organic plant breeding
  • plant breeding
  • organic farming
  • selection methods
  • molecular markers
  • extensive farming

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