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Tomorrow starts today - the environment and consumer podcast

of the Bavarian State Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection

(German language only)

Episode #36 Plant breeding – Racing against climate change (Pflanzenzüchtung – Wettlauf gegen den Klimawandel)

BayKlimaFit - Part 1

Heat, heavy rain and other extreme weather conditions present rather big challenges for agriculture and plant breeders. In this episode, plant breeder Dr. Stefan Streng will explain how climate change is affecting plant breeding and which crops are suffering the most. Also, we are going to learn from Professor Dr. Chris-Carolin Schön how research can help mitigating the impact of climate change.

Episode #37 Climate stress for the potato – New varieties are needed! (Klimastress für die Kartoffel – Neue Sorten müssen her!)

BayKlimaFit - part 2

How can we make plants fit for climate change? Many experts from science and industry are already working to find answers to this question in Bavaria. "BayKlimaFit" is the project network initiated by the Bavarian State Ministry for the Environment and Consumer Protection in 2015. What exactly is behind that project network, Professor Dr. Chris-Carolin Schön from the TUM in Freising will tell us in this episode. Toni Scheurlen will also take a closer look at one of the projects of the network. She is going to find out about the tuber quality and stress tolerance of potatoes during her visit of the laboratory of Professor Dr. Uwe Sonnewald and Dr. Sophia Sonnewald.

Scientists make plants fit for climate change

Projekt „Bioeconomy: A multimedia peportage“;
University of Würzburg and University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt;
sponsored by the Science Year 2020/21 – Bioeconomy, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Link: www.bioö

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