Centre for Agricultural Research,
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
MTA ATK located in Martonvásár (30 km southwest from Budapest, Hungary) has great achievements in the field of wheat and maize breeding dealing also with variety maintenance and prebasic sowing seed propagation. MTA ATK has more than 60 years’ expertise in cereal breeding, and launched its organic breeding activities in 2004 based mainly on bread wheat, ancient cereal species (einkorn and emmer) and cereal populations. Beside the breeding work, MTA ATK is running performance trials on maize, forage crops and cereal-legume mixtures on its 6 ha certified organic field.