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Trial-lessons for professorship “Organic Plant Breeding and Agrobiodiversity” in Witzenhausen

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This week on wednesday and thursday morning as well as on thursday the 9th of november are the trial lessons for the new Trial-lessons for professorship “Organic Plant Breeding and Agrobiodiversity”.

You are invited to come, bring your friends, ask questions, fill a questionform, that the commission of appointment knows, how students evaluate the applicants.

This is the official programm:

Professorship “Organic Plant Breeding and Agrobiodiversity”
Trial lessons and scientific lecture

Wednesday 26.10.2011

Lessons Alte Aula:
“Züchtungsansätze für den ökologischen Landbau – Eine Einführung unter Berücksichtigung von Agrar-Biodiversität “
8.15 – 9.00 Dr. Susanne Barth, Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme, Carlow, Ireland
9.15 – 10.00 Dr. habil Christine Falke, Institut für Evolution und Biodiversität, Universität Münster
10.15 – 11.00 Dr. Bernd Horneburg, Abteilung Pflanzenzüchtung, Universität Göttingen

Scientific presentations Alte Aula
11.10 – 11.40 Barth: “ Self-incompatibility (SI) in grasses – An intriguing mechanism: promoting outcrossing and genetic variability”
11.50 – 12.20 Falke: “Introgression libraries for broadening biodiversity of rye breeding material with genetic resources”
12.30 – 13.00 Horneburg: “Less is More – Breeding Strategies for Organic Tomatoes”

Thursday 27.10.2011

Lesson Alte Aula:
“Züchtungsansätze für den ökologischen Landbau – Eine Einführung unter Berücksichtigung von Agrar-Biodiversität “
8.15 – 9.00 Prof. Dr. G. Backes Department of Agriculture and Ecology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Scientific presentation Alte Aula
9.15 – 9.45 Backes: “Organic Breeding and Biotechnology – Antagonism and Opportunity”

Wednesday, 9.11.2011

Lecture Alte Aula:
“Approaches to breeding for organic agriculture: An introduction considering also Agro-Biodiversity“
8.15 – 9.00 Dr. Julie Dawson Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University, USA

Scientific presentation Alte Aula
9.15 – 9.45 Dawson: „The use of on-farm selection and genetic diversity in breeding for organic agriculture”

Author: C. Whitney

I am an Independent consultant working with Organic farmers, wild collectors and conservation oriented communities in SE Asia. - Organic Consultant and Researcher, PhD candidate, Couchsurfing Ambassador, MOFGA Member, IFOAM Member, Organic Group Manager...

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