CARNATION BREEDING FOR RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. DIANTHI PRACTICAL ACHIEVEMENT OF RESISTANT CULTIVARS

Mr. Henri Blanc
When the soil of a Grower is too contaminated by Fusarium Oxysporum, the most interesting way of prusuing the carnation culture in the same nurseries is to plant resistant varieties and to take over a way of growing which does not favour the parasite.

Nevertheless despite the fact that these varieties must present a sufficient level of resistance ("mediamente sensibile" according to Garibaldi), they must present agronomic caracteristics that are expected of commercial carnations, in particular the absence of splits and a good winter productivity.

It is precisely the elaboration of the association: resistance plus agronomic qualities which we try to achieve through the 2 possible methods: hybridization and mutant research that we are going to set out beneath.

Henri Blanc, Mr. (1983). CARNATION BREEDING FOR RESISTANCE TO FUSARIUM OXYSPORUM F. SP. DIANTHI PRACTICAL ACHIEVEMENT OF RESISTANT CULTIVARS. Acta Hortic. 141, 43-48
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.1983.141.6
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.1983.141.6

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