Revista Brasileira de Sementes
Print version ISSN 0101-3122
TAVARES, Luís César Vieira; BASSOI, Manoel Carlos; MIRANDA, Luiz Carlos and PRETE, Cássio Egidio Cavenaghi. Technology transfer of wheat cultivars in Paraná state, Brazil. Rev. bras. sementes [online]. 2011, vol.33, n.1, pp.21-27. ISSN 0101-3122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-31222011000100002.
The objective of this study was to describe and analyze the technology transfer process of wheat cultivars developed by Embrapa Soybean and Embrapa Technology Transfer, in partnership with private seed producers of the Meridional Foundation. Systemic methodology, characterized by the stages of planning, establishment and management of demonstration units, establishment and monitoring of field days and evaluation and reporting of the results, was used. The work of the wheat breeding program of Embrapa Soybean with seed producers resulted in an increase in the participation of Embrapa cultivars in Paraná state's seed production. These results demonstrated the importance of associating technology transfer with wheat improvement in order to promote and speed up scientific and technological information to technical assistance, farmers and other Embrapa customers .
Keywords : Triticum aestivum; transfer of technology; plant breeding; seed production.