Petr Konvalina

vice-dean for external relationsUniversity of South BohemiaCzech Republic

Dr. Petr Konvalina is the vice-dean for external relations at the Faculty of Agriculture, University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. He is an Associate professor in plant production. He is oriented towards organic plant production, wheat growing, organic plant breeding and organic food processing. On these topics he has published more than 100 reviewed scientific papers. The papers are mostly focused on the possibilities of practical use of genetic resources of wheat (emmer, einkorn, spelt) in organic farming. Dr. Konvalina has been involved in many national and international research and educational projects related to organic plant production.

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Organic farming does not mean going "back" to traditional (old) methods of farming. Many of the farming methods used in the past are still useful today. Organic farming takes the best of these and combines them with modern scientific knowledge. The goal was to write a book where as many different existing studies as possible could be presented in a single volume, making it easy for the reader to compare methods, results and conclusions. As a result, studies from countries such as Romania, Poland, The Czech Republic, Mexico, Slovenia, Finland, etc. have been compiled into one book. The opportunity to compare results and conclusions from different countries and continents will create a new perspective in organic farming and food production as well as help researchers and students from all over the world to attain new and interesting results in this field.

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