Organic projects in Estonian Crop Research Institute (ECRI) . Ilmar Tamm Ülle Tamm Anne Ingver. 15.04.2014. COBRA. ERA–NET CORE ORGANIC : C oordinating O rganic plant Br eeding A ctivities for diversity ERA-NET - Networking the European Research Area Duration : 2013-2017. COBRA.
ERA–NET CORE ORGANIC:
ERA-NET -Networking the European Research Area
Projectbrings together over 40 partner organizations from 18 European countries:
UK, Turkey, Denmark, Italy, Austria, Norway, Luxemburg, Slovenia, Belgium, France, Germany, Sweden, theNetherlands, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary, Switzerland
COBRA aims to support and develop organic plant breeding and seed production in Europe with a focus on increasing the use and potential of plant material with High genetic Diversity (Hi-D), such as Composite Cross Populations (CCPs)
(1) To improve methods to ensure seed quality and health (developthetestingofgermination and diseases on NIRS eqipment);
(2) to determine the potential to increase resilience, adaptability, and overall performance in organic systems by using crop diversity at various levels;
(3) to improve breeding efficiency and to develop novel breeding methods to enhance and maintain crop diversity (selectionforqualitybased on singleseeds; Marker Assistent Selectionetc).
(4) to identify and remove structural barriers to organic plant breeding and seed production (embeddingthe CCPs totheproductionchain; fundingoforganicbreedingthroughcooperationtotheproductionchain, regulatoryframeworkoforganicseedsystems)
(5) to improve networking and dissemination in organic plant breeding.
triallingselectedentriesofspring and winterwheat and springbarleywithfocus on:
(EU 7. frameworkproject)
Project Title: An integrated approach to diversify the genetic base, improve stress resistance, agronomic management and nutritional/processing quality of minor cereal crops for human nutrition in Europe
(EU 7. framework)
Duration: sept 2013–aug 2018
Participants: 16 partnersfrom 10 countries
Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey and United Kingdom
to enhance the exploitation of five of the so-called 'minor cereal' species: