Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Organic cultivation needs new crop varieties (#journal)

The need to breed crop varieties suitable for organic farming, using wheat, tomato and broccoli as examples: A review

Lammerts von Bueren et al Wageningen Journal of Life Sciences 58:3-4, 193-205

95% of varieties currently grown organically were in fact bred for conventional production. They therefore lack many of the key characteristics that are needed for organic cultivation techniques, and may have lower disease resistance and nutritional value. New varieties should therefore be developed.

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