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Improving germ-plasm conservating methods for perennial european forage species

Objective

There is an urgent need to regenerate seed stocks of conserved germ-plasma of European forage grasses and legumes, but lack of knowledge has prevented development of an agreed economically and genetically effective protocol. This project will obtain the knowledge required and will use the knowledge to establish protocol. Using a multidisciplinary approach and novel technologies, the partnership will undertake a comprehensive assessment of the genetic and economic impacts of the major alternative options. It will develop a cost-benefit model that will integrate all experimental results to identify the most appropriateotions. It will use the model to address the possibility of tailoring the seed multiplication protocol to suit different environments and economic constraints, and will draft a plan to optimise conservation at the European level, based inappropriate sharing of responsibilities between European organisations.

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF GRASSLAND AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Address
Plas Gogerddan
SY23 3EB Aberystwyth
United Kingdom

Participants (4)

DLF - TRIFOLIUM A/S
Denmark
Address
31,Hojerupvej 31
4660 Store Heddinge
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO AGRARIA
Portugal
Address
Estrada De Gil Vaz, S/n
7350-228 Elvas
OSEVA PRO LTD
Czechia
Address
Hamerska 698
756 54 Zubri
THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Volbu
2940 Heggenes