The need for a supply of high quality organic vegetable seeds

S.P.C. Groot, H. Jalink, J. Köhl, C.J. Langerak, A. Michta, S. Werner, J.M. van der Wolf, R.W. van den Bulk

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    Production of high quality organic vegetable seeds encounters several challenges. Research is performed to support seed companies in producing vigorous and healthy organic vegetable seeds. Examples are provided with respect to research on seed vigour, determining critical control points to avoid disease transmission to the seeds, seed treatments with natu-ral compounds, new seed sorting techniques and enhancement of the natural plant defence. It is noticed that the restrictions in EU regulation 2092/91 on organic production are at present blocking the use of promising natural and sustainable components for seed treatments
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Joint Organic Congress, Odense, Denmark, May 30-31, 2006
    Place of PublicationOdense, Denmark
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    EventThe European Joint Organic Congress 2006 - Odense, Denmark
    Duration: 30 May 200631 May 2006


    ConferenceThe European Joint Organic Congress 2006


    • organic farming
    • propagation materials
    • seeds
    • vegetables
    • vegetable growing


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