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Winter crop on-farm breeding update: lessons learned after 15 more years

publication date: Feb 1, 2017
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In the early 2000’s, alarm about the increasingly widespread use of genetically modified [GM] crops was spreading fast among progressive farmers and the public. At the same time, a handful of agricultural writers were pushing for a rebirth of the ancient tradition of crop breeding by farmers. The first article I ever wrote for Growing for Market, called “Saving seed makes sense,” in the August and September 2002 issues, was more an introduction to breeding than simply about the mechanics of seed saving. It was also an empowerment article, crafted to encourage more farmers to attempt a little genetic management.

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