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Experimental Faba bean breeding

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Slides presented during "Pushing the boundaries in Legume Breeding "

Webinar 5: European legumes in transition 29th April 2021

Experimental Faba bean breeding

Donal  presents preliminary results from a small, experimental faba bean breeding programme conceived to cater for peripheral agroclimatic zones where large plant protein demand remains unmatched by commercial breeding of protein crops. In essence, he will show that a very simple approach of intense recurrent selection on individual plant seed yield from a highly diverse, highly outcrossing population leads to rapid gains in yield potential. Furthermore, this basic scheme can be adapted to local needs across multiple neglected agroclimatic zones with the use of stochastic simulation to optimise scheme designs and enhanced by a common marker-assisted breeding platform.

Presented by : Prof Donal O Sullivan - Professor in crop science Reading University UK

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