According to the CBD definition, on farm management is a special case of in situ conservation, where plant genetic resources are conserved and further developed in the context of an agricultural or horticultural use.
Who carries out on farm management in Germany? Where can I find seeds or planting materials of old varieties nearby? PGRDEU helps you with this search!
Which varieties were once used on a larger scale in Germany, but then were abandoned or forgotten? The Red List of endangered native crops of Germany provides an overview.
Many old varieties are conserved in genebanks or by conservation initiatives and sometimes find their way back into wider use. Variety descriptions that reveal characteristics relevant to their reintroduction are helpful in this process.
Which vegetable varieties were used between 1850 and 1950? How were these varieties described? Answers can be found in the database „Historical variety descriptions“.