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.
Issue: GiESCO 2023
1Université de Strasbourg, INRAE, SVQV UMR-A 1131, F-68000 Colmar, France
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grapevine, INRAE-ResDur, disease resistance, genomic prediction, IPM