Vereinigung der Pflanzenzüchter und Saatgutkaufleute Österreichs


72. Jahrestagung 2021 - online

We are deeply sorry to inform that the organizing committee decided to shift the forthcoming conference to an online mode as the COVID-19 risks in Austria became severe within the last week and further restrictions by politics can hardly be foreseen.

The schedule of the conference with slight modifications (i.e. shorter coffee and lunch breaks) is available in the download area.

The platform for the online conference will be ZOOM. All registered participants will get a ZOOM-link.

Posters presentations will be uploaded here.

Topics 2021

  • Plant breeding for the "Green Deal"

    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.


  • Results from ECOBREED

  • Results from WheatSustain


  • Free Topics

    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.








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