To improve the R&D strategies in chestnut cultivation and to further develop the chestnut industry, the University of Torino, Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, with the financial support of the Piemonte Region, established in 2005 the Chestnut Regional Centre, located in Chiusa Pesio (Cuneo Province, North Western Italy). The Piemonte Region supported the institution of the Centre with human resources and structures (nurseries, land to realize the arboretum). The main activity of the Centre is the research, on several fields, including chestnut germplasm, advanced propagation techniques, optimization of cultural practices, pest and diseases management, extension service activities. In the Centre, a germplasm collection of chestnut genetic variability has been established on a 3 ha surface. Main local and national cultivars are included, with several European varieties from Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland and other accessions from U.S.A., China, and Japan. The collection is in progress and will be completed in the next years. A newsletter published in English and Italian informs researchers, technicians and growers periodically (www.centrocastanicoltura.unito.it/newsletter.html). The Centre aims to become a national conservatory of the chestnut biodiversity and a reference center for research activities on Castanea species.

CHESTNUT REGIONAL CENTRE: 10 YEARS OF ACTIVITY IN PIEMONTE REGION (ITALY)

Beccaro Gabriele;Alma Alberto;Gonthier Paolo;Mellano Maria Gabriella;Ferracini Chiara;GIORDANO, LUANA;Lione Guglielmo;Bounous Giancarlo
2017

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To improve the R&D strategies in chestnut cultivation and to further develop the chestnut industry, the University of Torino, Dept. of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, with the financial support of the Piemonte Region, established in 2005 the Chestnut Regional Centre, located in Chiusa Pesio (Cuneo Province, North Western Italy). The Piemonte Region supported the institution of the Centre with human resources and structures (nurseries, land to realize the arboretum). The main activity of the Centre is the research, on several fields, including chestnut germplasm, advanced propagation techniques, optimization of cultural practices, pest and diseases management, extension service activities. In the Centre, a germplasm collection of chestnut genetic variability has been established on a 3 ha surface. Main local and national cultivars are included, with several European varieties from Portugal, Spain, France, Switzerland and other accessions from U.S.A., China, and Japan. The collection is in progress and will be completed in the next years. A newsletter published in English and Italian informs researchers, technicians and growers periodically (www.centrocastanicoltura.unito.it/newsletter.html). The Centre aims to become a national conservatory of the chestnut biodiversity and a reference center for research activities on Castanea species.
6th International Chestnut Symposium
Samsun Turkey
October 9-13, 2017
6th International Chestnut Symposium - Book of Abstracts
International Society for Horticultural Science
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germplasm collection, agrotechniques, in vitro propagation, chestnut insects, chestnut diseases
Beccaro, GABRIELE LORIS; Alma, Alberto; Gonthier, Paolo; Mellano, Maria Gabriella; Ferracini, Chiara; Giordano, Luana; Lione, GUGLIELMO GIANNI; Boni, Igor; Ebone, Andrea; Raina, Enrico; Rocca, Marco; Bounous, Giancarlo
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