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2021 Speakers

New trends in table grapes breeding

Manuel Tornel Martinez

Manuel Tornel Martinez, Speaker at Plant science and Biology Congress 2022
IMIDA & ITUM, Spain
Title : New trends in table grapes breeding

Abstract:

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Biography:

Agronomist engineer and phD in agricultural research, lead the table grapes team of IMIDA, public institute of agrarian research. We developed together ITUM a genetic breeding program to obtain new seedless table grapes varieties with the use of biotechnological techniques such as in vitro culture and molecular markers for obtaining hybrids; in the field we use hormonal growth regulators (PGR). Breeder of 18 new varieties of which around 1.200 ha are grown in Spain; the first commercial farms are being planted in Chile, Peru and Australia; and in coming years in South Africa, Brazil and Mexico; two of the varieties have powdery mildew resistance genes, we are now focused on biological agriculture. Speaker at international congresses in Singapour, Mexico, Chile, Italy, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Greece; and poster in Australia, Hong Kong and France. Actually, have more than 100 Plant Breeders Rights applications in the world.

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