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XYLOBIOTECH: a tool for the production chain of commercial Eucalyptus varieties adapted for plantation forestry in South-West France

 

A XYLOBIOTECH sunspace has been rented to a forest nursery for acclimatization of in vitro plants from two Eucalyptus varieties (FCBA-208, FCBA-645) propagated by an SME from New Aquitania.

Location d'un espace de serre XYLOBIOTECH pour l'acclimatation de pieds-mères in vitro de deux variétés d'Eucalyptus (FCBA-208, FCBA-645)Location d'un espace de serre XYLOBIOTECH pour l'acclimatation de pieds-mères in vitro de deux variétés d'Eucalyptus (FCBA-208, FCBA-645)

FCBA is contributing for years to the development of a deployment chain of Eucalyptus varieties adapted for plantation forestry in South-West France in close collaboration with forest cooperatives. For the 2016-2017 campaign, ca. 8000 plants from two released commercial varieties (FCBA-208, FCBA-645) propagated by an SME from New Aquitania have been acclimatized in the XYLOBIOTECH glasshouse by a forest nursery (rental of a XYLOBIOTECH space dedicated to acclimatization).

These two E. gundal varieties (a hybrid between E. gunnii and E. dalrympleana) are cold-hardy and exhibited high productivity in the various pedo-climatic conditions found in South-West France (See Melun et al. 2016). In vitro plants are used as rootstocks for the production of cuttings purchased and planted by foresters. This project was a collaboration between different actors including i) FCBA for conservation and pre-multiplication of in vitro clonal rootstocks using XYLOBIOTECH equipments (cryopreservation, in vitro culture), ii) an SME from New Aquitania involved in clonal propagation of both varieties through micropropgation, and iii) a forest nursery in charge of both acclimatization of in vitro plants in the XYLOBIOTECH greenhouse facility and cuttings production.

Last update Wednesday 26 August 2020


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