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Seed Production and Variety Development for Organic Systems

Most of the research to develop seed varieties specifically for organic production is in public and participatory breeding, and good technical material from such research is increasingly available. The USDA has also funded workshops to teach farmers the principles of participatory breeding for organics, to increase the availability of organic seed. In 2005, however, although there are breeding programs underway, no seed varieties bred specifically for organic production are commercially available.

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Date Of Record Release 2010-01-12 16:56:32
Description Most of the research to develop seed varieties specifically for organic production is in public and participatory breeding, and good technical material from such research is increasingly available. The USDA has also funded workshops to teach farmers the principles of participatory breeding for organics, to increase the availability of organic seed. In 2005, however, although there are breeding programs underway, no seed varieties bred specifically for organic production are commercially available.
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Source National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service (ATTRA)
Keyword Sustainability, Organic farming, Seeds
Selector Bates
Date Of Record Creation 2010-01-12 16:51:09
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Date Last Modified 2010-01-12 16:56:32
Creator Katherine L. Adam
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2010-01-12 00:00:00 (W3C-DTF)

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