Sterile Culture Process for Building Up Healthy Mother Plants for Organic Ornamental Plant Cultivation

In accordance with EU regulation on organic farming, robust protocols are to be established, taking into account approved fertilizers, soil improvers and tonics, which enable the production, maintenance and therapy of mother plants for vegetative propagation. The absence of synthetic growth substances and nutrient salts in the context of the protocols to be drawn up contributes to imparting credibility in organic ornamental plant cultivation. The use of propagation material from conventional production must be cut back in the coming years. Transparency at all levels of production, conveying the diverse advantages of microculture processes from an economic, energetic, phytopathological and last but not least economic perspective should be rewarded by environmentally conscious consumers. In our view, ideological prejudices against in vitro cultivation methods can be dismantled and the undisputed benefits of microcultures made available for ecological cultivation. Communication of the developed cultural processes is an essential part of the project BioVitro.

Principal Investigators
Grüneberg, Heiner PD Dr. agr. (Details) (Field of Teaching and Research Vegetable Systems)

Financer
Bundesministerium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2015
End date: 07/2020

Research Areas
Bio-Zierpflanzenbau, Gartenbau

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