Angelika Maier wrote:Didn't you want to write a book? What is that book (the one on landraces) doing?
Johno of the Homegrown Goodness Plant Breeding Forum wrote:
"Landrace: A variety or collection of interbreeding varieties that were developed in a specific location with selection based more or less on survival of the fittest for that location."
Euphytica 104: 127–139, 1998. © 1998 Kluwer Academic Publishers. Printed in the Netherlands. Landraces: A review of definitions and classifications A.C. Zeven wrote:"Yield stability of landraces under traditional low input agricultural systems is due to the fact that whatever the varying biotic and abiotic stress for each plant one or more genotypes within the landrace population will yield satisfactorily. Landraces were and still are grown by farmers, market and private gardeners all over the world for this reason."
Alan Bishop -- Homegrown Goodness wrote:"In essence, my landraces are a type of 'crop insurance' by maintaining diversity I maintain my ability, even in the worst years to produce a crop for home or market use with out relying on the government and their regulations or on a insurance corporation to cover my ass."
AdaptiveSeeds.com 2012 seed catalog. wrote:"A landrace is a variety that has been purposely maintained as a diverse gene pool to help it be more adaptive to harsh conditions."
Wild Garden Seed Catalog, 2009 wrote:"Without synthetic inputs, the true strengths or frailties of a cultivar become clear."
Landrace Agriculture as an Expression of Pluralistic Values, Jake Wartell wrote:... "farmers who want to honor their plurality of values, minimize risk, and maximally fulfill their needs will plant a diversity of landrace populations that are internally diverse."
Maureen Atsali wrote:I'm kinda new here... so this was probably covered in some other thread... but curiosity gets the best of me... how did you lose the weight? Looking great, by the way.
Maureen Atsali wrote: What is the first project you will tackle this spring?