On 5 July 2018 researchers meet stakeholders for the innovation of organic horticulture in Italy. Open day at CREA-OF Monsampolo (Italy), where participatory breeding is underway on a MAGIC population of tomatoes developed for organic condition in cooperation with seed company ISI Sementi. CREA Monsampolo is a LIVESEED partner engaging with participatory organic tomato breeding,
For 3 Days participants exchanged knowledge about organic seed production in Maisse, France ( 4- 7 June 2018). The organic seed producer UBIOS opened its doors to 20 participants from all over Europe. ITAB invited seed producers from Bulgaria, Romania, Poland, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece which had the chance to visit the seed
This video introduces the LIVESEED project and project partners explain the need to boost organic seed and plant breeding.
On 9 May 2018 the carrot seeds were sown for a LIVESEED experiment on seed health and quality issues. The experiment is aimed to compare the performance of carrot seed lots infected with the Alternaria radicina fungus pathogen (causal agent of black rot). Three infected seed lots with different levels of seed vigour have been
This years’ Biodiversity Day at CREA Monsampolo agriculture research station, will be focusing on the importance of agricultural biodiversity for organic agriculture and human health. Speakers include Salvatore Ceccarelli (geneticist and plant breeder) and Gabriele Campanelli (organic agriculture researcher and breeder). During the day it will be possible to visit CREA gene bank and organic
Organic plant breeder Peter Kunz and FiBL invite you to their field day on organic grain legumes. Wednesday 6 June from 14 – 16h in Feldbach (Swiss) the fields with leguminoses mixed cropping and lupines are visited.
From 17 to 19 April 2018 the LIVESEED partners met in Valencia at the Polytechnic University of Valencia to discuss the project activities.
During the last months the project partners have visited Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Hungary, Greece, Bulgaria and Romania to understand, evaluate and analyse the current state of organic seed in the countries. National project partners have organised meetings with the ministry, certifiers, seed producers and organic farmers. Information has been exchanged on the practices, problems and
The abstract booklet of the joint meeting of the EUCARPIA Section, Organic and Low-Input Agriculture, ECO-PB, LIVESEED, INSUSFAR,DIVERSify, HealthyMinorCereals, ReMIX, and Wheatamix is published. From 19 to 21 February 2018 about 100 researchers and breeders met at University of Kassel,Witzenhausen, Germany. LIVESEED organised the breeders day with presentations of: Getreidezüchtungsforschung Darzau, Dottenfelderhof, Sativa, Bingenheimer Saatgut,
The leaflet of the LIVESEED leaflet is now available in these languages: English, Bulgarian, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish. Our aim is to promote the use of organic seed and improve the transparency and competitiveness of the organic seed and breeding sector. Read what LIVESEED does in your native language and