The International Conference on Breeding and Seed Sector Innovations for Organic Food Systems has started on March 8 and it will run until March 10, 2021. This year it is organized online by the EUCARPIA Section Organic and Low Input Agriculture jointly with LIVESEED, BRESOV, ECOBREED, FLPP projects and ECO-PB. At the conference, scientists are informed about the latest scientific news.
Slovenia depends on imports of foreign plant varieties and seeds. If you are interested in knowing how ECOBREED project will improve the situation in Slovenia, you can read the article that was published on 26th February 2021 in the newspaper Delo, the central daily newspaper of Slovenia: https://www.delo.si/novice/okolje/ekoloskih-semen-premalo-odobrena-konvencionalna/.
The progress of the ECOBREED project and its potential impact on the development of the organic plant breed was outlined on the Slovenian national TV, show Ljudje in Zemlja, on 28th February 2021: https://www.rtvslo.si/4d/arhiv/174757396?s=tv.
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 https://www.snior.pl/.
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.
For more information about the event, visit: https://www.biofach.de/en.
we would like to invite you to the XXI International Workshop on Bunt and Smut Diseases that will happen at the beginning of May 2021. In case you are interested in the participation as presenter or participant, please find all the necessary information here: https://bunt.boku.ac.at/.
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.
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).
Are you interested in this event? You can still register today at https://www.agronomsko-drustvo.si/symposium.php.
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: https://pro.finance.si/8968410/(Brezplacna-priloga-Pametno-kmetijstvo)-Preverite-katere-tehnologije-krojijo-pametno-kmetijstvo?cctest&src=NAT_UREDNISKE_4&fbclid=IwAR1OxlnDNKFpKo5kT5Q2JosDauDHUW14sBv4EqbP6259Mu9DRQWGM_TmOSA.
Participatory Plant Breeding is an important pillar of the ECOBREED project. Our Italian partner University of Tuscia (UNITUS) was sowing on a farmer’s field for participatory organic wheat production as part of the ECOBREED project.
Photo credit: Prof. Mario Pagnotta on Twitter https://twitter.com/pagnotta_mario
We would like to inform you that a short article about the ECOBREED project with Prof. Mario Pagnotta was published in Italian language on the web page ScienzaInsieme. To read the article and watch a video about the project, click here: https://www.scienzainsieme.it/ecobreed-project-con-il-prof-mario-pagnotta/?fbclid=IwAR251hsmW3SBMlQ9geKYpCqm7y2r9ddwSwRsFyfHGPLKExcjODI3tLYI0RE.