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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
28 County Wicklow
ME19 9BJ West Malling / East Malling
EH25 9SY Roslin-midlothian