PPS Virus and flower bulbs and perennials
Project period 2018 till 2021
Only in this way the planting material test can become a substitute for the export test. It is important to develop instruments to get this planting stock test working properly for additional viruses in lily and tulip, and subsequently also for other crop-virus combinations.
The chain thus creates more certainty for wider sales of flower bulbs and perennials. Unfortunately, the knowledge required for this is currently still too fragmented and often insufficient or not yet available at all. It is important to arrive at an integrated system approach to prevent virus spread and multiplication in batches.
The aim of the research is to eventually arrive at a system in which clean starting material remains clean during cultivation and can then be freely traded with a quality certificate.
The development of new tools and cultivation measures that prevent or minimize the spread of viruses enables the grower to cultivate virus-free and market-oriented. Both growers and traders benefit from a virus-free chain, which creates broad sales opportunities.
For more information you can contact Frank Kreuk, Project Leader Flowerbulbs.
This project receives financial support from the Top Sector Horticulture & Propagation Materials (LNV). Within the Top Sector, the business community, knowledge institutions and government work together on innovations in the field of sustainable production of healthy and safe food and the development of a healthy and green living environment.