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Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e. V.

EU-Projekt: Cornet ProRapeSeed

Work Packages

WP 1: Plant breeding, evaluation and production

In WP 1, the pre-selection, evaluation of European rapeseed varieties and breeding lines as well as potential for improvement of rapeseed nutritional value by focusing on regions of genome which is responsible for NSP and shortening the breeding time via novel strategy will be addressed.

WP 2: Feed technology, processing, animal nutrition and management

The feed technology and processing section of WP 2 is aimed to develop technological and biotechnological procedures that can improve nutritional and functional properties of rapeseed derived products while applicability as well as environmental and economic benefits of the developed technologies are taken into account. The objective of the technological processing of rapeseed will be effective, resource-efficient, sustainable and practically relevant for use in small and medium enterprises.
For the animal nutrition section of WP 2 the essential technological objective is the development of feed ingredients that are suitable for poultry nutrition while meeting the European standard criteria. This requires test systems that allow characterization of feed digestibility and animal physiology under in vivo conditions. Targeted feeding studies using broilers, layers and turkeys will be performed and the impacts of rapeseed derive protein products on following parameters will be evaluated:
  • Health, performance, physiology and digestive function
  • Nutrient digestibility and biological availability
  • Environmental pollution and animal welfare

WP 3: Commercial, environmental and social aspects

In WP 3, the economic, legal and social aspects of the newly developed varieties and products will be examined and compared with genetically modified feed ingredients and feed. The factors that influence the small and medium poultry farms willingness to use the innovative biotechnologies and prototype product will be analyzed. The advantages and disadvantages of the developed biotechnologies for SME in Poland and Germany will be assessed.

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