Find out more about organic arable farming and organic livestock husbandry, join the discussions, and exchange ideas and information with colleagues and scientists.
Seed production is a very specialised sector which requires a unique skillset. Producing organic seeds poses specific challenges to the seed grower: Seed crops have a much longer cycle than regular crops and are thus more susceptible to pests, diseases and abiotic stress. The production of organic seeds has not only the goal to meet regulatory requirements, but also to improve the performance of the organic sector through a broad offer of quality seed of varieties, which are best suited to the specific conditions of organic farming.
Organically produced seeds that meet the organic values and standards contribute to the ongoing growth of organic farming systems, while supporting agrobiodiversity and the development of healthy ecosystems.
On this page, you can find tools and resources to help you improve organic seed production throughout the whole cycle: from seed multiplication for different crops to seed cleaning, processing and storage.
We identified four paradigmatic breeding orientations: community-based, ecosystem-based, trait-based, and corporatebased. These orientations differ…
This tool focuses on the potato crops. It provides information on the plant physiology, the traditional varieties available in Italy as well as the…
|Title||Issuing organisation||Project||Year of release||Rating|
|Agricultural biodiversity: Meaning and role for the producer||AEGILOPS - The Greek Network for Biodiversity and...||Liveseed||2016|
|Aubergine (Solanum melogena L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Breeding an organic forage crop variety (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||Agroscope||Liveseed||2020|
|Comparison of bread wheat varieties with different breeding origin under organic...||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|Cooperatives a model to improve organic seed production (Liveseed Practice...||De Beersche Hoeve||Liveseed||2019|
|Creating dynamic and diverse populations. Mixtures of landraces or old varieties...||INRAE - National Research Institute for... , NARDI - National Agricultural Research and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Diversity and Participatory Research for Organic Agriculture||INRAE - National Research Institute for...||Liveseed||2019|
|Effect of organic cultivation in landraces of peppers||Universitat Politècnica de València||2018|
|Functional compounds of einkorn and emmer genotypes||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|Greening urban gardens with local vegetable varieties (Liveseed Practice...||AEGILOPS - The Greek Network for Biodiversity and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Heterogeneous spring barley populations in Latvia (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...||Liveseed||2020|
|How to evaluate weed competitiveness in cereals (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety||Liveseed||2020|
|Managing common bunt in wheat seed lots (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||Agrologica , ITAB - Institute for Organic Agriculture and Food , AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety||Liveseed||2019|
|Managing on farm populations. Mixtures of landraces or old varieties (Liveseed...||INRAE - National Research Institute for...||Liveseed||2020|
|Our heritage vegetables||AEGILOPS - The Greek Network for Biodiversity and...||Liveseed||2016|
|Pepper (Capsicum annum L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Potato (Solanum tuberosum L.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Pre-sprouting of potato seed tubers (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||AREI - Institute of Agricultural Resources and...||Liveseed||2020|
|Proper seed storage||WUR - Wageningen University & Research||2020|
|Seed health in potatoes (Liveseed Practice Abstract)||LBI - Louis Bolk Institute||Liveseed||2020|
|Solanaceae||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|The cell fusion-free vegetable list helps organic farmers to find suitable...||BNN - Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren e.V. , FiBL - Research Institute of Organic Agriculture||2019|
|The identification of wheat genetic resources with high dietary fiber content||ATK - Centre for Agricultural Research||Liveseed||2014|
|The main diseases of Solanaceae transmitted by seeds||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.)||Rete Semi Rurali||Liveseed||2009|
|Towards ecological and societal resilience through systems-based plant breeding...||De Beersche Hoeve||Liveseed||2019|