Improving the stability of high-quality traits of berry in different environments and cultivation systems for the benefit of European farmers and consumers
The GoodBerry research project focuses on the improvement of strategically important berry fruit crops, namely strawberry, raspberry, and blackcurrant. The project is based on a multi-tiered strategy interlinking research areas from molecular studies to cultivation techniques.
GoodBerry aims at:
- identifying berry germplasm exhibiting an advantageous balance of production vs nutritional quality throughout the EU
- developing innovative production systems/ modern breeding strategies to maintain high yield in a range of European-wide environments and standardized and reliable analytical tools to evaluate berry production and fruit quality
- ensuring the uptake of the high quality production systems by EU growers to boost the competiveness of the European berry production
1st Berry School in Málaga
The EU-funded research project GoodBerry aims to further improve our knowledge of the procedures that facilitate and accelerate the development of well-accepted, desirable and high-quality berry fruits – even under non-favourable growth conditions such as high temperatures. Focusing on strawberry, raspberry and black currant as model crop species, the project investigates mechanisms and new factors impacting on yield, thus allowing the design of strategies for improved adaptability of fruit production to non-optimal environmental conditions. This will help making production more controllable and more robust in the future.
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