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breeding of new willow clones for short rotation plantations

Intra- and interspecific breeding of willow with the objective to get new productive clones for short rotation coppice with resistance to willow rust and drought stress tolerance

The project aims at the selection of productive willow clones with new genetic basis for short rotation coppice on sites with sandy soils and low ground-water table that are distinguished by resistance to willow rusts as well as tolerance to drought stress. The basic material for crossings are parental clones of the species Salix daphnoides, S. purpurea, S. viminalis, S. aquatica, S. humboltiana and S. schwerinii characterized before regarding growth and resistance.

Background and Objective

new clonal material of Genus Salix for short rotation


crossing of preselcted clones, selction, investigation of rust sensivity / development of molecular marker for identification of rust races

Data and Methods

plant tests, molecular analyses


resistant clonal lines

Involved external Thünen-Partners

  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    (Berlin, Deutschland)

Funding Body

  • Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e.V. (FNR)
    (national, öffentlich)


2.2012 - 2.2015

More Information

Project funding number: 22015311
Funding program: Innovationsförderung
Project status: finished


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    Bubner B, Köhler A, Zaspel I, Zander M, Förster N, Gloger J, Ulrichs C, Schneck V (2018) Breeding of multipurpose willows on the basis of Salix daphnoides Vill., Salix purpurea L. and Salix viminalis L.. Landbauforsch Appl Agric Forestry Res 68(1-2):53-66, DOI:10.3220/LBF1538634874000

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