Külli Annamaa, Head of the Genebank at The Centre of Estonian Rural Research and Knowlege, and Andro Otsus, greenhouse operator, sowed Triticum militinae accessions from the Genebank into boxes in the greenhouse. The aim is to study the characteristics of the accessions and to renew their seeds.
After research, the isolates will be used in plant breeding to create more disease-resistant varieties.
The greenhouse also carries out crosses between different varieties of several species, studies their characteristics and grows the initial seed.
By growing and propagating in greenhouses, it is possible to shorten the breeding time by 3-4 years.