17. Onions: Breeding Onions for Low-Input and Organic Agriculture

  1. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren2,3 and
  2. James R. Myers4
  1. Olga E. Scholten3 and
  2. Thomas W. Kuyper1

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch17

Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

How to Cite

Scholten, O. E. and Kuyper, T. W. (2012) Onions: Breeding Onions for Low-Input and Organic Agriculture, in Organic Crop Breeding (eds E. T. Lammerts van Bueren and J. R. Myers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Soil Quality, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands

  2. 3

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

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:

  • breeding onions, for low-input and organic agriculture;
  • onion, Allium cepa L. (Alliaceae);
  • cultivars, as F1-hybrid cultivars;
  • robust onion cultivars;
  • improved root architecture in onions;
  • AM fungi, symbiosis with plant roots;
  • mycorrhizal symbiosis and plant productivity;
  • genetic variation, in root traits;
  • crop biofortification, and micronutrients;
  • combined approaches

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Robust Onion Cultivars

  • Breeding for Improved Nutrient Acquisition

  • Mycorrhizal Symbiosis and Product Quality

  • Conclusion

  • References