Melissa Food Characterisation Phase 2 Cultivar Selection

14 May 2013 → 31 May 2015
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
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