PhD defence

Designing breeding strategies for organic production of spring barley (Hordeum vulgare L.)

PhD candidate Aina A (Aina) Kokare
Promotor ET (Edith) Lammerts van Bueren
External promotor Prof. Dr E.T. Lammerts van Bueren, Special Professor of Organic Plant Breeding, Wageningen University & Research
External copromotor Dr L. Legzdina, Senior researcher Plant Breeding, Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Latvia
Organisation Wageningen University, Laboratory of Plant Breeding

Tue 29 November 2022 13:30 to 15:00

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium


The organic farming sector is a growing segment of sustainable agriculture. The breeders are searching for efficient strategies for organic farming by combining conventional and organic breeding programmes. This thesis provides insights into the appropriate selection material, criteria, and environments to optimize the breeding strategy for organic barley varieties. This study explored tools for field and marker-assisted selection to provide an opportunity to choose the most optimal breeding approach for the development of barley varieties with emphasis on yield and weed competitiveness under organic farming conditions.