Projecttitel: Breeding for nitrogen use efficiency in cabbage under organic and low input conditions (BreNueCa).Projectnummer: LWV 20.127Missie: SleuteltechnologieënMMIP: ST2 Biotechnologie en veredeling
Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower crops require high nitrogen inputs, while Nitrogen Use Efficiency (NUE) is relatively low. A better NUE reduces consequential losses to the environment, while yield levels are maintained. Organic fertilization is subject to varying mineralization and low nitrate levels. An increased NUE would increase and stabilize yields of organic Brassica oleracea ssp. crops. This project aims at identifying associated genomic regions and developing phenotypic and genomic tools for plant breeders to select for genotypes with an improved NUE.