Christophe Martin

TECHNICAL TOUR  8: FRUIT BREEDING, NURSERIES AND MARKETING (IFO&IRHS)

TOUR  8: FRUIT BREEDING, NURSERIES AND MARKETING (IFO&IRHS)

TECHNICAL TOURS ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th 2022 PM :

  • Booking is required and the number of participants per tour is limited.
  • The closing date for booking technical tours is May 15th 2022. Late booking may be possible, subject to availability.

The tour will highlight pomefruit breeding activities. It will stop at two sites both located in the vicinity of Angers and illustrating two programs linked together.

 

Apple breeding & Variety development at IFO

A guided tour of the 21ha experimental orchard will present i) the different stages of the breeding process which lasts between 15 and 20 years and ii) the evaluation of new apple rootstock varieties coming from numerous breeding programs around the world.

About the company  - IFO is one of the leading companies specialized in the research and development of new varieties and rootstocks of apples and pear trees. The IFO team is made up of 13 experts covering a wide range of skills from variety breeding to the commercial launch of new varieties. Thanks to the experience gained through Dalival founding nurseries, IFO has established an important network of partners around the world. For more information, please visit website: https://www.ifo-fruit.com/en/

About the company  - IFO is one of the leading companies specialized in the research and developpment of new varieties and rootstocks of apples and pear trees. The IFO team is made up of 13 experts covering a wide range of skills from variety breeding to the commercial launch of new varieties. Thanks to the experience gained through Dalival founding nurseries, IFO has established an important network of partners around the world.  Therefore For more information, please visit website : https://www.ifo-fruit.com/en/

Prebreeding program at INRAE/IRHS

The visit will present the upstream part called « prebreeding » which include i) the creation of progenitors combining various sources of resistance from germplasm collections; ii) the development of breeding tools (molecular markers, phenotyping tools, …)

 

About the Institute – The Research Institute of Horticulture and Seeds (IRHS) is a research unit created in Angers in 2012, under the auspices of INRAE, Institut Agro Rennes-Angers and the University of Angers to develop research projects on quality and health of horticultural crops and seeds. It promotes interdisciplinary research, collaborative projects and favors pooling of equipment.

The IRHS Vadipom team leads the wide national breeding program with Novadi, a private company gathering French apple breeders. For more information: https://www6.angers-nantes.inrae.fr/irhs/Recherche/Valorisation-de-la-Diversite-des-Pomoidees