Seeds are the foundation of farming. Therefore, organic production should start with organic seed that has been multiplied under organic conditions, using cultivars that are adapted to the organic farming system. Applying organic seed is mandatory according to the European organic regulation, but untreated conventional seed is still used to varying extent in different countries.
“LIVESEED is a unique opportunity to increase the volume and quality of organic seeds in Central-Eastern Europe.”
Dóra Drexler, ÖMKi
LIVESEED delivers novel organic seed health strategy
- Carrot: Alternaria sp. fungal disease transmitted through seeds
- Winter wheat: Common bunt (tilletia caries) is a seed borne disease causing severe problems for organic farmers