To develop an applicable biotechnological propagation process in collaboration with the cooperation-partner, with corresponding adaption and cultivation systems for growing allium ursinum. Simultaneously clones are to be developed, which allow an energy saving production.
Hops are normally grown on tall wirework up to 7 metres high. This is not sustainable either economically or environmentally. Low trellis technology has proven successful in reducing both inputs and impact, but requires development of new naturally dwarfing hop varieties acceptable for brewing.
The project aims at the development of a biotechnological propagation process; meaning in vitro production of diverse terrestrial orchids, containing and inducing substantial amounts of glucomannan. Acclimatization and the following cultivation to production maturity. (Prerequisite for salep)
Selections of new cherry cultivars and their introduction in growing is the main goal of the project. Recent attention on the human health benefits of cherries helped boost their consumption because of their high antioxydant content (polyphenol, vitamin c, anthocyanin).