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Pushing the boundaries in legume breeding

The goals and objectives in legume breeding, the gaps, the gap opportunities and management of expectations.

Demonstrating the success of legume breeding. Highlighting the level of investment, the gaps, and opportunities for the market. Exploring the barriers to greater success and indicating where innovation can and is being successful in influencing feed and food value for the benefit of health, nutrition, and the environment. Introducing how breeding links with science and asking the question how can the whole value chain support research rather than just the farmer? - introducing the next webinar in the series, Legumes Science.

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To be recorded and posted here soon after the event.

Provisional programme: Starts at 10am CET (for 2 hours)

5'        Introduction "Challenges in breeding Legumes for Europe"   Roger Vickers / Frédéric Muel : PGRO / Terres Inovia UK

20'      "Gaps in legume availability, access and awareness of suitability for regional production in Europe. Opportunities presented                 from a retailer's perspective " - Josiah Meldrum - Co-founder and director Hodmedods UK

Recent advances in legume breeding breeding short overview by species:

10'       Faba bean Prof Donal O sullivan - Professor in crop science Reading University UK

10'       Pea Prof Diego Rubiales - legume and cereal breeding for disease resistance Insitute for sustainable agriculture Spain

10'       Food legumes Prof Roberto Papa - plant genetics and crop evolution Univesita Politecnica della Marche Italy

10'       Soybean Dr Leopold Rittler - Research Director - Danu Soya Donau Soja Austria

EU projects on legume breeding EU projects:

10'       EUCLEG - "EUCLEG: a foundation to boost legume breeding" - Dr Bernadette Julier- Research Director, INRAE (National Research                                    Institute for Agriculture, food and Environment), France

           EUCLEG is a project funded by EU, from 2017 to 2021, entitled “Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU’s and China’s protein self-sufficiency”.  EUCLEG is developing improved breeding strategies for legume species that are commercially important, it focuses on two main forage species (alfalfa and red clover) and three grain species (pea, faba bean and soybean). Objectives and first results are presented illustrating the huge diversity available and the genetic progress that could be achieved through molecular breeding.

5'         Profaba Stig Uggerhøj Andersen - Associate professor - Plant molecular biology MBG Aarhus University Denmark

5'         DiVicia Prof Diego Rubiales - legume and cereal breeding for disease resistance Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas Spain

5          LegumGap Prof Fred Stoddard - Agricultural sciences, crop science research group Helsinki University Finland

10'       Current efforts in breeding legume species what,where,who Frédéric Muel

Illustration of breeding networks some illustration :

5'         NORFAB/IMFABA Stig Uggerhøj Andersen - Associate professor - Plant molecular biology MBG Aarhus University Denmark

5'         GSP Dr Martine Leflon - Laboratory head and agronomist TERRES INOVIA France

5'         INCREASE Prof Roberto Papa - plant genetics and crop evolution Univesita Politecnica della Marche Italy

5'         Conclusion and Introducing how breeding links with science (next) EU call on breeding (2022) Roger Vickers

120 TOTAL

 

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