First interesting results have been generated with the identification of wild lettuce accessions that show resistance to powdery mildew (Bremia lactuceae). For more info see the related news.
The EVA Lettuce network is building on successful initiatives and collaborations between public and private partners in the Netherlands as well as on the active work by the ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group.
Within the EVA project, the partners join their complimentary expertise and capacity to evaluate both wild and cultivated lettuce accessions from diverse origins for disease resistances and important agronomic traits relevant for breeding. The geographic distribution of evaluation sites allows for the gathering of interesting data on environmental effects in field-grown lettuce and will be used together with genotyping data for association studies.
|1||Bulgaria||Institute of Plant Genetic Resources “ Konstantin Malkov”, Sadovo, Plovdiv district|
|2||France||Vilmorin & Cie, La Ménitré|
|3||France||Gautier Semences, Eyragues|
|4||France||INRAE GAFL, Montfavet Cedex|
|5||Germany||Gemeinschaft zur Förderung von Pflanzeninnovation e.V, Bonn|
|6||Greece||American Farm School, Thermi, Thessaloniki|
|7||Italy||ISI Sementi SpA, Fidenza (PR)|
|8||Italy||Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria, Pontecagnano|
|9||Netherlands||Wageningen University and Research. Centre for Genetic Resources, The Netherlands, Wageningen|
|10||Sweden||Nordic Genetic Resources Centre (NordGen), Alnarp|
|11||Switzerland||Sativa Rheinau AG, Rheinau|
|12||Switzerland||Zollinger Conseils Sàrl, Les Evouettes|
EVA Lettuce annual project meeting: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting originally planned for 30-31 March 2020 in Salsomaggiore Terme, Italy, was replaced by a virtual meeting on 30 March 2020. [more info]