ECOBREED: Increasing the efficiency and competitiveness of organic crop breeding


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:

  • Buckwheat

  • Wheat

  • Potato

  • Soybean

The project will develop (a) 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.



  • Conferences
    Event date: 22-24 November 2021

    72nd Plant Breeders Conference

    You are invited to the 72nd Plant Breeders Conference organised by Saatgut Austria, taking place between November 22-24, 2021. The conference will be co-hosted by ECOBREED and WheatSustain (SusCrop-ERA-NET Cofund on Sustainable Crop Production), two European projects which will also present results from their ongoing research. The event will be organised online. You can register HERE. […]

  • Demonstration events
    Event date: 2 June 2022

    Testing of winter wheat varieties for organic production, Slovenia

    Agricultural Institute of Slovenia is inviting you to a Demonstration event: Testing of winter wheat varieties for organic production organized at the organic field T6 at the Infrastructure Centre Jablje (ICJ) in Mengeš (Slovenia) on Thursday, 2 June 2022. More information about the location and the event program is available at the link below. Kmetijski […]

  • Field days
    Event date: 26 May 2022

    Fascination of Plants Day in Piešťany, Slovakia

    NPPC – Research Institute of Plant Production and the company Biomila, spol. s. r.o.  invites you to a demonstration event: Fascination of Plants Day organized in the workplace of NPPC – Research Institute of Plant Production, Bratislavská cesta 122, 921 68 Piešťany, Thursday 26.5.2022 between 9:00 – 16:00. See the link below for more information. […]

  • Training for farmers
    Event date: 28 May 2022

    Evaluation of durum wheat accessions suitable for organic farming, Italy

    University of Tuscia is inviting you to a Training event on organic plant breeding: Evaluation of durum wheat accessions suitable for organic farming. The event will take place on Saturday 28th May, from 5 pm to 7 pm, on Aquilani’s farm, Strada Dogana (SP4) km 4.6, Montalto di Castro (VT), Italy. The event is open […]

  • Workshops
    Event date: 24-30 July 2022

    DIGIBREED summer school

    Wanna zoom into the topic of digital phenotyping concerning crop improvement, such as remote sensing, digital image analysis and using further digital tools for measuring relevant plant traits in a plant breeding context? Join us this July in Austria in a summer school hosted by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna – […]