9. Wheat: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems

  1. Edith T. Lammerts van Bueren4,5 and
  2. James R. Myers6
  1. Matt Arterburn1,
  2. Kevin Murphy2 and
  3. Steve S. Jones3

Published Online: 16 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch9

Organic Crop Breeding

Organic Crop Breeding

How to Cite

Arterburn, M., Murphy, K. and Jones, S. S. (2012) Wheat: Breeding for Organic Farming Systems, in Organic Crop Breeding (eds E. T. Lammerts van Bueren and J. R. Myers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119945932.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Louis Bolk Institute, Driebergen, The Netherlands

  2. 5

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

  3. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Biology, Washburn University, Topeka, KS, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

  3. 3

    Washington State University Research and Extension Center, Mt. Vernon, WA, USA

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470958582

Online ISBN: 9781119945932



  • organic plant breeding, specific crops;
  • wheat, breeding for organic farming;
  • fidelity of selection system;
  • bulk selection, and evolutionary breeding;
  • superior lines, isolation in progeny rows;
  • organic breeding, time consuming;
  • combining traditional, organic breeding;
  • evolutionary participatory breeding (EPB);
  • EPB technique, power and versatility;
  • competitive genotype isolation, organic systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Traits for Selection in Organic Breeding Programs

  • A Case Study for EPB: Lexi's Project

  • A Case Study for Breeding within a Supply Chain Approach: Peter Kunz and Sativa

  • Conclusion

  • References