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From 2001 to 2013, five EUCARPIA multisite rust evaluation trials were
conducted at 21 to 32 sites in 10 to 12 European countries. The aim of the
trials was to assess the rust resistance of 16 Italian (Lolium multiflorum), 4
Hybrid (L. boucheanum) and 34 perennial ryegrass (L. perenne) cultivars.
During the meeting of the section “Forage Crops and Turfgrasses” of
Eucarpia at Ghent in 2015, a workshop was organized to discuss the future
of the trial. The starting position of the discussion was the fact, that the
seed stock is almost used up and the germination rate of some varieties is
now very poor. The group decided to start a new trial, which focuses on
leaf spot and rust diseases of Lolium species.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreeding in a World of Scarcity : Proceedings of the 2015 Meeting of the Section "Forage Crops and Amenity Grasses" of Eucarpia
Number of pages4
PublisherSpringer International Publishing Switzerland
Publication date2016
Pages331-334
Article number51
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event31st International EUCARPIA Symposium Section Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses - Faculteit Bio-ingenieurswetenschappen, Gent, Belgium
Duration: 13-Sep-201517-Sep-2015

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