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NOVEL APPROACHES FOR THE CONTROL OF IRON CHLOROSIS IN FRUIT TREE CROPS

Objective



Since the application of lime for adjustment of pH in soils of fruit tree orchards fixers the Fe in soils, the prophylactic addition of synthetic chelates is necessary to avoid the occurrence of Fe chlorosis. To solve this cost intensive problem it is proposed to :
- Investigate the physiological and biological basis of resistance to Fe chlorosis;
- Develop a more appropriate screening method and select more tolerant genotypes;
- Establish an early diagnostic technique for a more environmentally friendly low input management system;
- Reduce at the end the production costs of fruit trees and to stabilize the product quality;
- To study alternative methods of low-input in established tree orchards for correction of iron chlorosis.
The species to be studied are mainly pears, peaches, Citrus and plums.

Call for proposal

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Coordinator

CSIC
Address
P.o. Box 202
50004 Zaragoza
Spain
 

Participants (5)

ANGEL LUENGO MARTINEZ (ALM)
Spain
Address
Avda. Cesar Augusto
50004 Zaragoza
 
Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
Germany
Address
Universitätstraße 1 Gebäude 26.13
40225 Düsseldorf
 
NAGREF
Greece
Address
S.s.naoussis
59200 Naoussa
 
UNIDADE DE CIENCIAS E TECNOLOGIAS AGRARIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus De Gambelas
8000 Faro
 
Università degli Studi di Bologna
Italy
Address
Via Filippo Re 6
40126 Bologna