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Breeding research on anthracnose tolerance and intercropping of lupin

Title OriginalZüchtungsforschung zur Anthraknosetoleranz und Mischkultureignung der Lupine

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.

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 
FiBL project leader/ contact
FiBL project staff
Role of FiBL


Research area
  • Crop Protection - Phytopathology (Department of Crop Sciences)
  • Plant Breeding (Department of Crop Sciences)
FiBL project number 20040
Date modified 12.11.2019
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