Adaptability of winter wheat genotypes originating from composite crosses to organic and low input conditions

Borbála Hoffmann, Zora Nagy, Sándor Hoffmann, Géza Kovács

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Nowadays it is commonly accepted that we need a more efficient utilization of the natural resources. Organic agriculture is a comprehensive system affecting all levels of sustainability by the integrated approach to production which draws on century old traditions and the latest best practice based on scientific results to work in balance with nature. Under organic conditions different plant types are successful than in conventional conditions. The offsprings of the composite crossing YQMS/H2 originating from diverse wheat parents evaluated in this paper produced segregating population, resulting in a wide diversity in characteristics examined. Composite cross populations (CCPs) can provide dynamic gene pools and may be an efficient way of providing heterogeneous crops and of selecting superior pure lines for low input systems characterized by unpredictable stress conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1743-1746
Number of pages4
JournalCereal Research Communications
Issue numberSUPPL. 5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2008



  • Composite cross population
  • Low input conditions
  • Organic agriculture
  • Winter wheat

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics

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