Carie ABBLE project : Development of an early resistance test for common bunt and better knowledge of virulences in France.
Common bunt is a re-emerging, seed-transmissible disease that affects the organic cereal industry in particular. The objective of this project was to obtain a rapid common bunt resistance test for organic varieties of soft wheat, which is reliable with respect to predominant virulences in France. In particular this test is needed for registering organic soft wheat varieties in the French Catalogue.
Results of the Carie ABBLE project:
This project will soon propose to the CTPS a common bunt resistance test protocol applicable for the registration of common wheat varieties registered as organic. GEVES will also offer this service to breeders to evaluate their varieties whether they are bred for conventional or organic farming.
By giving plant breeding this new early and operational test, varietal resistance will take a key place in the fight against common bunt. It will allow selection of resistant varieties as alternatives to chemical seed treatments, or in combination with alternative treatments.
Posted 06/28/2019 | Last modification 07/10/2019