SECURE - possibilities for durable resistance to stem canker

Neal Evans, Bruce Fitt, Frank van den Bosch, M. R. Eckert, Yongju Huang, S Pietravalle, Z Karolewski, Thierry Rouxel, M. Balestrieri, S Ross, L Gout, Hortense Brun, Didier Andrivon, L Bousset, Peter Gladders, X. Pinochet, A. Penaud, Gosia Jedryckza, P Kachlicki, A StachowiakI Olechnowicz, A Podlesna, I Happstadius, Michel Renard

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In many European countries, phoma stem canker (Leptosphaeria maculans) control is currently reliant on the use of foliar fungicide sprays. Although the use of resistant cultivars can offer a viable alternative, the pathogen is highly variable and single-gene resistance tends to break down within a few seasons due to the emergence of new races after the widespread release of resistant
cultivars. The SECURE project (StEm Canker of oilseed rape: molecular tools and mathematical modelling to deploy dUrable REsistance; QLK5-CT-2002-01813) aims to deliver a model for deployment of cultivars with resistance to L. maculans to improve durability of resistance. There are four targeted specialist groups of end users: policy makers/politicians/government agencies; plant
breeders / advisers / farmers; the international scientific community; citizens groups and the general public. An important mechanism for delivery is the SECURE web-site ( Other more traditional routes of dissemination are press articles, field demonstrations, workshops, breeding programmes, conferences and peer-reviewed refereed papers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Organisation for Biological Control Bulletin
EditorsBirger Koopermann, Neal Evans, Samantha Cook, Ingrid H. Williams
Place of PublicationUK
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2004
EventIOBC-WPRS Working Group: Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops - Rothamsted, United Kingdom
Duration: 30 Mar 200431 Mar 2004


WorkshopIOBC-WPRS Working Group: Integrated Control in Oilseed Crops
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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