Farm visit and tour of the Demonstration Plots

As part of the 1st International Conference of Wheat Landraces for Healthy Food Systems, the local host is planning a field day that would showcase a variety of wheat landraces, including those sent in by conference participants.

The research group of Prof. Dinelli (Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences) has a wheat landraces collection of about 170 accessions coming from different parts of the world and which are cultivated at Podere Santa Croce:

  • 44 accessions of ancient durum wheat (T. turgidum spp. durum);
  • 13 accessions of modern durum wheat (T. turgidum spp. durum);
  • 44 accessions of ancient soft wheat (T. aestivum ssp. aestivum);
  • 10 accessions of modern soft wheat (T. aestivum ssp. aestivum);
  • 5 accessions of einkorn (T. monococcum spp. monococcum)
  • 19 accessions of tetraploid wheat (6 accessions of T. turgidum spp. turanicum; 4 accessions of T. turgidum spp. paleocolchicum; 1 accession of T. timopheevii spp. timopheevii; 5 accessions of T. turgidum spp. dicoccum; 1 accession of T. turgidum spp. carthlicum; 2 accessions of T. turgidum spp. polonicum; 2 accessions of T. turgidum spp. turgidum)
  • 8 evolutionary populations;
  • 11 accessions of hexaploid wheat (1 accession of T. aestivum ssp. macha; 3 accessions of T. aestivum ssp. spelta; 1 accession of T. vavilovi; 7 accessions of T. zhukovskyi)
  • 7 accessions of wheat from Japan;
  • 8 accessions of different origins.

The demonstration plot at Podere Santa Croce (08.03.2018)


On top of this wheat landraces collection, last year several conference participants sent 61 wheat samples from 8 different Countries (Italy, UK, Switzerland, Georgia, India, Germany, Montana (USA), Denmark):

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