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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 2845-2860
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.336


Breeding Approaches for Sustainable Vegetable Production – A Review
N.A. Tamilselvi* and T. Arumugam
Department of Vegetable Crops, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore-641 003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Vegetables are considered as an essential component of well-balanced diets. On global scale, the production and marketing of vegetables crops are undergoing continuous changes. This is mainly due to growing demands of consumers for safe and healthy vegetables, increased urbanization of societies and growth in scale and influence of super market chains. Moreover, in recent days, peoples are suffering due to variety of metabolic disorders. Awareness about health and healthy foods are rapidly increasing and people are ready to spend more money towards the food which are free from synthetic fertilizers, pesticide residues and any other contaminants i.e. Organic Food. Organic farming aim at low input system and at refraining from agro-chemical inputs. More than 95% of organic agriculture largely depended on crop varieties that were bred for conventional high-input sector (fertilizers & agro-chemicals). Hence, the traits associated with conventional varieties, which are unsuitable for organic production system needs to be improved. Organic plant breeding is a holistic approach, which respects natural crossing barriers and is based on fertile plants that can establish a viable relationship with the living soil. Breeding organic varieties is essential for the development of quality of organic products, which enhance the potential of organic farming and biodiversity in sustainable way. This review summarizes the breeding approaches essential for improving the traits required for successful vegetable cultivation under organic farming system or in low-input conditions


Keywords: Organic farming, Breeding approaches, Sustainable vegetable production, Low input agriculture, Nutrient use efficiency, Resistance, Quality.
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Tamilselvi, N.A. and Arumugam, T. 2017. Breeding Approaches for Sustainable Vegetable Production – A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 2845-2860. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.336