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IVES 9 IVES Conference Series 9 GiESCO 9 GiESCO 2023 9 The French grapevine breeding program resdur: state of the art and perspectives

The French grapevine breeding program resdur: state of the art and perspectives


The French grapevine breeding program for durable resistance to downy and powdery mildew (INRAE-ResDur) was initiated more than 20 years ago to help reduce the heavy use of plant protection products and provide a durable mean to cope with a strong pathogen pressure. This program has now proved to be effective, with about ten new varieties already officially registered. However, there is still a lot to be done (1) to reduce the duration of each breeding cycle, (2) to diversify disease factors’ pyramiding and anticipate emerging diseases, (3) to work towards larger adoption of the new resistant varieties. New breeding schemes incorporating for example genomic prediction of breeding values are being evaluated to accelerate genetic gains, saving cost and time while handling complex traits.

Here we will present the current state of the INRAE-ResDur program as well as the perspectives towards an optimal integrated pest management.


Publication date: June 20, 2023

Issue: GiESCO 2023

Type: Article


Komlan AVIA1*, Christophe SCHNEIDER1, Christine ONIMUS1, Guillaume ARNOLD1, Vincent DUMAS1, Aurélie UMAR-FARUK1, Gisèle BUTTERLIN1, Marie-Annick DORNE1, Anne ALAIS1, Nathalie JAEGLI1, Marie-Céline LACOMBE1, Marie-Christine PIRON1, Emilce PRADO1, Sabine WIEDEMANN-MERDINOGLU1, Pere MESTRE1, Éric DUCHÊNE1, Didier MERDINOGLU1

1Université de Strasbourg, INRAE, SVQV UMR-A 1131, F-68000 Colmar, France

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grapevine, INRAE-ResDur, disease resistance, genomic prediction, IPM


GiESCO | GIESCO 2023 | IVES Conference Series


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