Variety selection for sustainability and resilience


Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Verkehr, Landwirtschaft und Weinbau

Federal State



Stiftsstraße 9
55116 Mainz

Website: External link to the authority

Project Title

Variety selection for sustainability and resilience

Project description

In sugar beet cultivation, choosing a variety that is tailored to the region is an important pillar of disease and pest management in integrated crop protection. Choosing the right variety increases the yield significantly and secures it in the long term. Sugar beet cultivation in Rhineland-Palatinate can currently only be maintained with varieties that are resistant to new pests and pathogens, because other means or methods have not yet had a sufficient effect. The joint project SONAR (variety selection for sustainability and resilience) is developing a digital variety advisor that is intended to offer decision-making support for farmers. The digital variety advisor is created as a web application. With independent, freely available and scientifically sound advice, it guides the farmer through the diverse range of sugar beet varieties. The variety advisor includes monitoring and other data from the trials and the location. As a result, the variety recommendation also takes into account the climatic, agricultural and infestation-typical peculiarities at the cultivation site.

Final report

Results and the Final report will be found here, as soon as the project is completed.

Key words

  • Outdoor horticulture and woody crops (incl. viticulture, olives, fruit, ornamentals)
  • Pest/disease control
  • Genetic resource
  • Biodiversity and nature
  • Food security, safety, quality, processing and nutrion
  • Climate change (incl. GHG reduction, adaptation and mitigation, and other air related issues)

Main funding source

Rural development 2014-2020

OG contact information

Verband der Hessisch-Pfälzischen Zuckerrübenanbauer e.V.
Rathenaustr. 10
67547 Worms

Phone: 06241 /9219


Type of OG partners

  • Farmer
  • Advisor
  • Researcher
  • Climate/environment/nature organisation or agency

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Project status


Total budget applied for in EUR




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