ECOBREED’s poster presented at the Plant Protection Conference

The ECOBREED’s partner, National Research Institute – Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute (IHAR), presented the ECOBREED poster at the online Plant Protection Conference – 61. Scientific Session of the Institute of Plant Protection ‒ NRI, that was held on 10‒12 February 2021. At the event there were presented 142 oral presentations and 275 posters. The event was attended by more than 2.000 participants, among whom scientists involved in plant health and/or protection, representatives from the Plant Health and Seed Inspections and policy makers from the Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. You can read more about the event at

See the programme: Program_KOR-61SNIOR_2021

See the Book of abstracts: Streszczenia KOR_61.Sesji Naukowej IOR-PIB_2020




This year the BIOFACH, the biggest business and congress fair with the focus on organic food in Europe, will take place online from 17 – 19 February 2021.

Dr. Vladimir Meglič, Head of the Crop and Seed Science Department – Agricultural Institute of Slovenia, and Prof. dr. Branca Ferdinando, Associate Professor of Vegetable and Ornamental Crops – University of Catania, Italy, are going to speak about strategies of H2020 projects LIVESEED, BRESOV and ECOBREED on boosting organic seed and breeding across Europe. The focus is going to be on the new EU organic seed router database that will make it possible for seed suppliers to manage their seed offers to all EU Member States with one single login.

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Snapshots from the symposium

On Thursday, 28th January 2021, the first ECOBREED’s paper (Preizkušanje različnih bioinsekticidov za zatiranje koloradskega hrošča) was presented by nine researchers on a two-day symposium NEW CHALLENGES IN AGRONOMY 2021.

On second day of the symposium, Friday, 29th January 2021, two ECOBREED’s papers were presented. The first one was prepared by the Crop Research Institute from Czech Republic (WP5 leader) and the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia. It presented the Importance of Organic Breeding.

The second one was prepared by the Slovenian group of researchers from Agricultural Institute of Slovenia (Program ekološkega žlahtnjenja sort krompirja na Kmetijskem inštitutu Slovenije v okviru projekta ECOBREED) and presented results from organic breeding of potato varieties at the Agricultural Institute of Slovenia.

ECOBREED at the symposium New Challenges in Agronomy

The Slovenian Society for Agronomy is organizing a symposium NEW CHALLENGES IN AGRONOMY 2021 with international participation. The symposium that takes place every other year is aimed to all who by their research and professional work constructively influence the development of Slovenian agronomy and related activities. This time, the two-day event is going to take place online and presentations from the wider field of agriculture are going to be grouped into eight thematic sections.

On 28th January 2021 the first ECOBREED’s paper (Preizkušanje različnih bioinsekticidov za zatiranje koloradskega hrošča) is going to be presented, followed by two paper presentations (Importance of organic breeding by Dagmar JANOVSKÁ, Gabriela MÜHLBACHOVÁ, Petra HLÁSNÁ ČEPKOVÁ and Vladimir MEGLIČ, and Program ekološkega žlahtnjenja sort krompirja na Kmetijskem inštitutu Slovenije v okviru projekta ECOBREED by Peter DOLNIČAR, Eva BLATNIK and Vladimir MEGLIČ ) and one poster presentation on 29th January 2021 (ECOBREED – Povečanje učinkovitosti in konkurenčnosti ekološkega žlahtnjenja by Vladimir MEGLIČ, Peter DOLNIČAR, Aleš KOLMANIČ, Lovro SINKOVIČ, Barbara PIPAN, Eva BLATNIK, Ana VOJNOVIĆ, Primož TITAN and Antoaneta G. KUHAR).

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ECOBREED in Pametno kmetijsvto

The ECOBREED project found place in the specialized booklet Pametno kmentijstvo that was published today as part of the Slovene magazine Finance Manager. 7.950 subscribers can now learn what is Consortium doing to reach a better supply of organic seeds and how the multi-actor approach is benefiting it:

New YouTube video

Dear followers,

We would like to inform you about the latest video of the ECOBREED project. Our Czech partner PROBIO sro (PROBIO) performed harvesting and cleaning winter wheat for Farmer Participatory Trials and prepared a YouTube video about it: