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Improving Fraxinus (ASH) productivity for European needs by testing, selection propagation and promotion of improved genetic resources

Objective

Genetic resources of Farinas will be characterised by recording existing provenance, progeny and population tests. A new provenance trial of material from the European natural range will be established in six countries. Genetic diversity estimates will be, by already developed polymorphism micro satellites, & cp DNA markers. Gene flow estimates will be evaluated via paternity analysis in pure and hybrid stands. The best populations and provenances will be identified to aid in Certification. Selected individuals and tested progeny will be propagated vegetative. Physiological, biochemical and physical treatments will be optimised which positively affect: micro propagation, flower induction and propagation by cuttings to give high quality plants a large scale at Sees for clone/ variety testing and deployment to farmers/foresters. Alternative models and means of diffusing improved material from the development phase to the end users will be critically examined in conjunction with user groups.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Address
Malahide Road
17 Dublin
Ireland

Participants (12)

COILLTE TEORANTA - THE IRISH FORESTRY BOARD
Ireland
Address
Newtownmountkennedy
28 County Wicklow
EAST MALLING RESEARCH
United Kingdom
Address
New Road
ME19 9BJ West Malling / East Malling
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
Address
Torikatu 34
Joensuu
FEDERAL RESEARCH AND TRAINING CENTRE FOR FORESTS, NATURAL HAZARDS AND LANDSCAPE
Austria
Address
Seckendorff-gudent-weg 8
1131 Wien
FOREST RESEARCH STATION OF IOWER SAXONY
Germany
Address
Graetzelstr.2
37079 Goettingen
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY Roslin-midlothian
INSTITUUT VOOR BOSBOUW EN WILDBEHEER
Belgium
Address
Gaverstraat 4
9500 Geraardsbergen
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
Ardon
45160 Olivet
MINISTERE DE LA REGION WALLONNE
Belgium
Address
Anenue Prince De Liege 15
5100 Jambes
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy
Address
Via Atto Vannucci 13
50134 Firenze
UNIVERSITE DE PARIS-SUD XI
France
Address
Bètiment 362
91405 Orsay
VITROFORM
Denmark
Address
Odensevej 44, Nr. Soeby
5792 Aarlev