In Piedmont, the hazelnut cultivation is characterized by a constant and significant increase in the total area planted. Thus, considering the growing demand for multiplication material of quality and the specific requirements of the market, the nursery sector must offer certified material, from the phytosanitary point of view, and innovative products such as non-suckering rootstocks. The aim of this research is to contribute to the development of a modern and specialized hazelnut nursery sector in Piedmont. The project aims to introduce innovations, both process and product: i) develop highly sensitive molecular diagnostic tools for the specific or multiple diagnosis of the viruses reported by the D.M. 06/12/2016 and identify new/emerging viral agents; ii) evaluate, from the physiological and molecular point of view, the effect of non-suckering rootstocks (‘Dundee’) on the ‘Tonda Gentile Trilobata’ (TGT) cultivar to introduce the use of grafted plants in hazelnut cultivation.
Coordinatore di Progetto: Paolo Boccacci
Partecipanti IPSP: Paolo Boccacci, Walter Chitarra, Giorgio Gambino, Daniele Marian, Laura Miozzi, Luca Nerva, Emanuela Noris, Chiara Pagliarani, Irene Perrone, Anna Maria Vaira
Data inizio: 01/07/2018
Data fine: 30/06/2021