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Fourth Newsletter@May 2015
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May Editorial: WP2 editorial-Breeding for resilience 

Maria Finckh (WP2 leader, on the right) and Odette Weedon (on the left)

"Breeding for resilience“ is the overall title of WP2. In this work package the main objectives are to study the potential adaptability of Hi-D (high genetic diversity) and various genotypes under changing climatic conditions, as well as to find determinants for early vigour and competitiveness and to identify breeding strategies for coping with multiple stressors. As mentioned by Anders Borgen in the previous editorial, COBRA is more like a research program rather than a research project and as such we will also just touch on a few of the results from our work package thus far. CONTINUE TO READ

COBRA meeting June 2015 announcement
Plant Breeding Triple Event!  

A COBRA meeting has been included as one of three different events related to plant breeding that will be held at the Technische Universität München (TUM) in Weihenstephan near Munich in Germany from 24th-26th June 2015. The other two events are the inaugural new EUCARPIA Working Group meeting on Plant-Microbe interactions and a working group meeting of the European Consortium for Organic Plant breeding (ECOPB).  This is a great opportunity bringing together different organisations and researchers all working on different areas related to organic plant breeding. CONTINUE TO READ
 

 WP4 workshop programm for COBRA meeting of June 2015

 
On the occasion of the upcoming COBRA meeting on 24th-25th June 2015, three separate moments will be devoted to the  discussion of the most relevant topics dealing  with the research conducted so far by WP2, WP3 and WP4 leaders togheter with their team.
Below, the detailed programm of the WP4 workshop arranged by Tove Mariegaard Pedersen, WP4 leader, with her 
SEGES colleagues.  It will be held on 25th June from 10:00 to 12:00 am. CONTINUE TO READ
 

A focus on cereals in conference on organic breeding and propagation material with Belgian stakeholders, 11th March 2015
 
What are recent developments in crop breeding? Are these techniques compatible with organic agriculture? How is breeding for organic agriculture different ? Which initiatives are going on and what are the opportunities for the future? These are some of the questions that were addressed during the conference ‘Plant propagation material in organic agriculture: today and in the future’ in Melle, Flanders, Belgium. CONTINUE TO READ
 

 2015 COBRA field days 

 

Also in the current year, field visit days are expected for the summer in COBRA partners' agenda. The calendar of the planned field days can be consulted at the bottom. 
All documents reporting these exciting knowledge exchange events will be furnished in the August Newsletter.  CONTINUE TO READ
 
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