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Recent advances in Pea breeding

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Slides presented during "Pushing the boundaries in Legume Breeding "

Webinar 5: European legumes in transition 29th April 2021

"Recent advances in pea breeding" 

After decades of decline in dry pea cultivation in Europe we are facing a speedy recovery thanks to public awareness on environmental and health issues, which has directed policy measures to promote domestic legume cultivation. Parallel to the decline of pea cultivation in Europe there was a remarkable increase in Canada, made possible by a significant investment in breeding. Predicted increase in pea cultivation in Europe, reinforces the need for public-private concerted efforts on pea breeding to deliver cultivars adapted to more diverse cultivation areas, satisfying the needs of both the producers and the consumers.

Presented by : Prof Diego Rubiales - Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, CSIC, Córdoba, Spain

Further background to the presentation can be found in the publication " Achieving sustainable cultivation of vegetables" from Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing. 

Part 4 CASE STUDIES : 20.Advances in pea breeding: Diego Rubiales and María J. González-Bernal, Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, Spain; Tom Warkentin and Rosalind Bueckert, University of Saskatchewan, Canada; Maria C. Vaz Patto, ITQB NOVA-Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal; Kevin McPhee, Montana State University, USA; Rebecca McGee, USDA-ARS, USA; and Petr Smýkal, Palacký University, Czech Republic;


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