Analysis of the impact of mycotoxins on modern and ancient grains grown under organic and conventional conditions.

The project aims to study the mycotoxin contamination in ancient and modern varieties of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum var. durum Desf.), soft wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and emmer (Triticum monococcum L., Triticum turgidum var. dicoccum L., Triticum spelta L.), grown under conventional and organic farming techniques to identify varieties showing higher adaptability and fusarium head blight resistance under organic farming conditions. The final goal is the improvement of safety and healthiness of cereal production, while promoting and maintaining biodiversity and environmental sustainability in Emilia-Romagna region.

ROLE: Coordinator
TIMING: 2014-2015
CALL: 49 – Call 2013 Zona Sisma – Studio e ricerca settore Vegetale, Emilia Romagna (IT)