Activity Coordinator: Rudolf Vögel Email
The project "Chances for the conservation and re-cultivation of central european club wheat (Binkel) through a nutritional and genetic differentiation towards other wheat species (BiDifferent)", submitted by the Wheat Working Group for funding under the FifthCall of the Activity Grant Scheme for Phase X, was approved by the Executive Committee in November 2021.
Photos of the BiDifferent mid-term meeting, held in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the field trial visit to the experimental farm of INRAE, Theix.
The BiDifferent mid-term meeting was held from 29-30 June 2023 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Minutes are available [here (245,0 KB)]. The final workshop will be held in Laimburg (Italy), in February 2024 (dates TBC), when all the results will be available and evaluated.
Partners reported that field tests of club wheat varieties (spring type) were carried out at four locations (South Tyrol/Italy, North Tyrol/Austria, south-east Bavaria/Germany and Brandenburg/north-east Germany) in the first year of investigation (2022). About ten cultivars were tested and grain quality data analysis was taking place. Field tests of about ten winter accessions were prepared for the same locations plus an additional field site at INRA, France.
Fingerprinting tests are being carried out at JKI using the 25k Wheat XT array (SGS Traitgenetics, Seeland, Germany). Resistance/tolerance analysis under greenhouse conditions against fungal pathogens like leaf rust, stripe rust, powdery mildew and Fusarium are also ongoing.
Club wheat field trial in a mid-mountain location in France, 7 April 2023
The Association for the Conservation and Recultivation of Crops VERN e. V., published a web page on the BiDifferent project available at https://landsorten.de/bidifferent/