Project

Melissa Food Characterisation Phase 2 Cultivar Selection

Duration
14 May 2013 → 31 May 2015
Funding
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
microbial specimens rhizosphere
 
Project description

The activity aims globally at maturing the cultivar selection method and prepare the work plan for the characterisation/selection work.

To fulfil this purpose, the following objectives shall be met:

- Critically review the crop cultivar selection methodology

- Define the crops set of needs along the crop life cycle, including the crop rhizosphere microbial functions

- Define the generic and specific crop culture conditions, including the possible microbial composition of the rhizosphere

- Select and test the microbial consortium/organism at functional level and evaluate its impact on crop growth performance

- Validate by test the selected culture conditions and evaluate the crop performances in those conditions

- Define the future work