ECOBREED will improve the availability of seed and varieties suitable for organic and low- input production.
Activities will focus on four crop species, selected for their potential contribution to increase competitiveness of the organic sector, i.e. common wheat, potato, soybean and common buckwheat. The project will develop methods, strategies and infrastructures for organic breeding, (b) varieties with improved stress resistance, resource use efficiency and quality and (c) improved methods for the production of high quality organic seed. The ECOBREED research unit of the University of Tuscia, coordinated by Prof. Pagnotta, together with the laboratory of Prof. Ceoloni, deals with the evaluation and genetic improvement of durum wheat in order to obtain lines suitable for organic cultivation. The objectives are:
ECOBREED will increase the competitiveness of the organic and low-input breeding and farming sectors by:
TYPE OF ACTION
Università degli Studi della Tuscia
Mario. A. Pagnotta
DEPARTMENT OF UNIVERSITY
DAFNE-department of agricultural and forestry sciences