Wednesday, July 03, 2019

New race of Bremia in lettuce, Bl: 36EU identified and nominated in Europe

Source: Plantum
The International Bremia Evaluation Board Europe (IBEB-EU) has collected more than 300 Bremia isolates in European lettuce in 2018 and compared them with the 500 Isolates found in 2017. Most isolates in 2018 belonged to local races. However, one race already spotted in 2016 and 2017 appeared to spread over large distances and was isolated in various centers of lettuce production. The IBEB-EU decided to denominate this isolate as new race Bl: 36EU.
Bl: 36EU is widely spread in Europe and is found in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and Scandinavia. This race may be described as a more virulent variant of Bl: 34EU, able to break one additional resistance source

BASF Vegetable Seeds offers a wide range of lettuce varieties, with broad resistance patterns and most resistant to this new race Bl:36EU.
Updated resistance information of the Nunhems lettuce assortment can be found in the lettuce crop tables on our local websites.

For more detailed information about Nunhems lettuce varieties and their resistance patterns, please contact our local lettuce Sales Specialists.

For more detailed information about BI:36EU please download the official press release of IBEB
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