Novel tree breeding strategies

Description

Novel forest tree breeding. The challenges facing forest geneticists and tree breeders include recognition of changing demands on forests for a wider range of high value forest products and increasing interest on tolerance to pest and diseases and sustainability of forest ecosystems under climate change.
NOVELTREE is designed to enable significant genetic improvement of the composition and characteristics of forest products to satisfy the needs (quality, quantity, sustainability, vulnerability) of consumers and the forest-based sector.

KEY DATES
  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 November 2011
  • Project completed
  • 31 October 2015
forests disease tolerance higher value products
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