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Title Breeding research on anthracnose tolerance and intercropping of lupin
Title Original Züchtungsforschung zur Anthraknosetoleranz und Mischkultureignung der Lupine
FiBL project number 20040

The cultivation of lupin, a valuable protein crop, is strongly compromised by a disease called anthracnose. The project LupinBreed aims to identify anthracnose-tolerant lupin lines by testing a broad range of genetic resources in screening and field trials in close collaboration with the organic farm BioBöhler. This interdisciplinary approach will combine state-of-the-art diagnostic, molecular and biochemical methodologies. Tolerant lines will be crossed into modern breeding material and tested for their suitability in pure and mixed stands in the field. The most promising breeding lines will be selected and bred in close collaboration with the organic breeder Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz (GZPK) and other key members of the value chain to develop marketable varieties.

Project status ongoing
Start of project 01.01.2014
End of project 31.12.2023
Financing/ Donor
  • Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft 
  • Foundation Sur-La-Croix
  • European Commission: Horizon 2020 (EU-Projekt DIVERSIFOOD: Embedding crop diversity and networking for local high quality food systems)
  • Stiftung Corymbo
  • Bio Partner Schweiz AG
Project partners

  • Landwirtschaftlicher Betrieb BioBöhler
  • Getreidezüchtung Peter Kunz (GZPK), Verein für Kulturpflanzenentwicklung
  • Universität Hohenheim
  • Universität Kassel
  • Feldsaaten Freudenberger
  • Sativa Rheinau AG 

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Date modified 06.06.2019
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