16. Brassicas: Breeding Cole Crops for Organic Agriculture

  1. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren1,2 and
  2. James R. Myers3
  1. James R. Myers3,
  2. Laurie McKenzie3 and
  3. Roeland E. Voorrips2

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch16

Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

How to Cite

Myers, J. R., McKenzie, L. and Voorrips, R. E. (2012) Brassicas: Breeding Cole Crops for Organic Agriculture, in Organic Crop Breeding (eds E. T. Lammerts van Bueren and J. R. Myers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  3. 3

    Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Author Information

  1. 2

    Wageningen UR Plant Breeding, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958582

Online ISBN: 9781119945932

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Keywords:

  • Brassicas, breeding cole crops for organic;
  • Brassica oleracea, edible crucifers;
  • annual, biennial breeding systems;
  • life cycle and pollination system;
  • traits, adaptation to organic production;
  • key traits, adaptation of Brassica crops;
  • Brassica, and insect pests;
  • principal biological constraint facing organic farmers;
  • OSU, and Vegetable Breeding Program (VBP);
  • participatory plant breeding, in OSU VBP

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Rationale for Breeding within Organic Systems

  • Plant Biology

  • Traits Needed for Adaptation to Organic Production

  • Consideration of Breeding Methods

  • A Farmer Participatory Broccoli Breeding Program

  • Outlook

  • References