• bumblebees at work

  • recurrent selection - quick improvement for resistance to anthracnose in red clover

     left: improved variety
    right: initial population

  • rust in Kentucky bluegrass

  • selection for tolerance to temporary drought stress

  • germination test

  • cold storage

  • germinator

Call for Papers

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We invite you to present your research and to participate in the meeting, . 

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Please use the provided online form below to submit information as the corresponding author.

Note, this is not a registration of your participation in the conference. Each participant must register to the conference using the registration form

The organizers may not be able to accommodate all suggested contributions as oral presentations.
Thus, all abstracts will be reviewed by members of the scientific committee.
This will take two to three weeks after the deadline for submission of the papers.
Papers will be accepted for oral and poster presentations.

The template and instructions for preparing and submission of 3 pages papers
for oral and poster presentations are available here

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  • Paper should be sent by e-mail to: EUCARPIA-Forage-Crops-2021@lfl.bayern.de,
  • The deadline for submission the formular below is April 15th 2021.

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For each accepted paper, at least one author is expected to participate in the conference 
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Session 1: Natural diversity – a valuable source for breeding 

This session will include studies on genetic diversity of ecotypes and breeding germplasm, the use of species mixtures, interspecific hybridization and gene bank accessions

Session 2: Characterizing genetic diversity – the basis for selection

This session will include trait characterisation (including modern phenotyping) and studies on the genetic control of traits including QTL analyses, genome-wide association studies as well as new information on genomics, genetics and physiology

Session 3: Strategies to optimally exploit genetic diversity

This session will include breeding strategies such as genomic selection, hybrid breeding, etc.

Session 4: Preserving genetic diversity 

This session will include autochtonous seed, studies and strategies for in situ conservation, etc.

Session 5: “Minor” and “new” species – solution for future challenges

This session is focused on the potential and breeding of new and  “minor species” to fulfil the needs under changing climatic and economic conditions


regular talk: 15 minutes talk plus 5 minutes discussion

flash presentation: Presented in 3 minutes/3 slides