BIOMAA is the UDM research group involved in Legume Futures. BIOMAAA has a staff of 31 (25 scientists, 3 technicians and 2 administrative staff) distributed in 3 research units: agronomy and genetics, agri-food technology, plant biology and soil chemistry.The research activities are conducted in the experimental farm of Faculty of Agriculture of Mediterranean University and in several laboratories: agronomy, biotechnology, plant physiology, soil chemistry, and food quality.
In Legume Futures, BIOMAA brings capabilities and expertise in: multifunctional cropping system management, plant nutrition and crop fertilisation, soil quality, plant and crop response to abiotic stress, plant responses to air pollutants: biochemical, physiological and molecular aspects, xenobiotic compounds and plant physiology, biomass composition and quality for food and no-food utilisation.
The role of the UDM in Legume Futures is the provision of site data and a case study in ´Work Package 1 and contributions to WP 2,3,4,5,6.
UDM staff involved in Legume Futures include:
Agronomist; plant production (cereal and grain legume) in limited-resources environments, N use efficiency in sustainable and conventional cropping systems.
Agronomist; water use efficiency in grain legumes, oilseed crops and fodder species
Agronomist; weed control and crop-weed interaction in low-input cropping system.
Soil chemist; soil microbial diversity and ecosystem functioning; soil responses to the use of composted agricultural wastes.
Agronomist; adaptability to drought in cash and in forage crops (cereals, grain legumes) growing in sole and intercropping system.
Agronomist; Crop physiology of grain legumes and industrial crops under drought.
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