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Prins, U. and E. Nuijten. 2013. The need for breeding for cereal legume combinability: experiences in The Netherlands. p. 74. In: Breeding for nutrient efficiency. Joint meeting of EUCARPIA section Organic & Low-Input Agriculture and EU NUE-CROPS project. Göttingen Germany. 24-26 September 2013.

Number of pages: 1

Type of document: Conference Poster

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More information on authors/freelancers connected to LBI :
E. Nuijten, PhD;
Udo Prins MSc.


Language of document: English

Title in English: The need for breeding for cereal legume combinability: experiences in The Netherlands

Abstract / summary in English:

Particularly for organic farming, mixed cropping of cereal and legume crops can provide advantages in terms of nutrient use efficiency, weed suppression and more stable yields. For four combinations of cereal and legume crops, this conference poster describes the advantages and disadvantages of mixed cropping. The conference poster also highlights the traits for which breeding is needed to improve the mixed cropping of each of these combinations.


Keywords in English: breeding, mixed cropping, cereal legume combinability
The need for breeding for cereal legume combinability: experiences in The Netherlands