|Fourth Call (2016)|
Crop wild relative genetic reserves officially recognized in Europe for the first time
A genetic reserve network for four native wild celery species has been established in Germany. Five sites of celery wild relatives were officially designated on 4 June 2019. The network will be extended to 45 sites during the next months [read more] (271,5 KB)
The second CarrotDiverse expert meeting was held 13-14 November 2018 in Zaragoza, Spain. [more info]
The report of the first meeting of the CarrotDiverse partners is now available online [more info]
The first meeting of the CarrotDiverse partners was held 4-5 July 2017 in Braga, Portugal. [more info]
The project on "Improving the characterization and conservation of umbellifer crop wild relatives in Europe (CarrotDiverse)", submitted by the Umbellifer Crops Working Group for funding under the Fourth Call of the ECPGR Activity Grant Scheme, was selected by the Executive Committee. [more info]
The second meeting of the ECPGR Umbellifer Crops Working Group was held 26-28 June 2013 at VIR, St Petersburg, Russian Federation [link to ECPGR archive]
- Working Group Chair’s report for Phase IX (prepared for the Fifteenth ECPGR Steering Committee Meeting) (see here)
- Workplan end 2013-Phase IX (Appendix I, Report of the Second Meeting, June 2012, St Petersburg) (117,9 KB)
- Working Group Project Proposal for Phase VIII (20,3 KB)
- Progress Report Phase VII (2006-2008) (26,4 KB)
- AEGIS Grant project: Assessment of Unique Material in the European Collections of Umbellifer Crops (68,8 KB)
In August 1997 an ad hoc group of workers interested in carrot held an ad hoc meeting supported by ECPGR, in conjunction with the fifth meeting of the EUCARPIA Carrot Working Group hosted by the Department of Genetics, University of Agriculture, Krakow, Poland.
The discussions led to the realization that within the group and national programmes there was a broader interest in Umbellifers, in addition to carrot. The group decided it would be logical and more efficient to combine all these interests into an Umbellifer Crops Working Group. However, with such a potentially large number of genera within the Umbelliferae, a decision was taken to limit interest and activities to crops and wild taxa within nine genera including Anethum (dill), Apium (celery), Carum (caraway), Chaerophyllum (chervil), Coriandrum (coriander), Daucus (carrot), Foeniculum (fennel), Pastinaca (parsnip) and Petroselinum (parsley).
A proposal to establish a formal Working Group on Umbellifer Crops was accepted by the Steering Committee in July 1998.
- ECPGR Central Crop Database for Umbellifer Crops
- Umbellifer Resource Centre (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)
- GENRES CT99-105 - The Future of European Carrot: a programme to conserve, characterise, evaluate and collect carrot and wild relatives
- European Vegetable Research Institutes Network
- Crop Trust - Conservation strategies