Plant breeding innovations contributed significantly to yield growth and arable production in the EU in the past two decades. Thereby, markets were stabilized, price volatility reduced and the EU agricultural net trade balance improved. Besides positive economic and social effects, plant breeding has also substantial environmental impacts. In view of the EU’s “Farm to fork” and “Biodiversity” strategies within the European Green Deal, plant breeding is in particular challenged to compensate effects of an expected production decline due to significant reductions in the use of pesticides and fertilizers.
Traditionally the Gumpenstein Meeting also welcomes lectures deviant from the conference´s prime topics if the papers present new and interesting findings for the breeding community.
We pay attention to your health and implement Austrian laws on COVID-19.
Only people who have either been vaccinated, recovered or currently tested are allowed to participate in the conference.
If the rules are change, we will inform all registered participants.
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