Induction of early flowering in poplar and apple to speed up breeding for resistance to diseases
Breeding of forest and fruit trees has internationally, but also in Germany, a long tradition.
Trees have, however, because of its long use and reproduction periods, the disadvantage that a significant breeding selection for economically important characteristics is very limited. Thus, shortening of the breeding cycle would represent a realistic opportunity to fasten forest tree breeding significantly.
2.2011 - 8.2020
Project status: ongoing