Monday, May 15, 2017

New race of Bremia in lettuce, Bl: 33EU identified and nominated in Europe

Source: Plantum
The International Bremia Evaluation Board (IBEB) has evaluated all Bremia races found in 2016 and earlier. Once again many outbreaks of Bremia were caused by new Bremia races with only local importance. However, one race spread in most European counties and IBEB-EU decided to denominate this isolate as the new race Bl: 33EU.
Bl: 33EU is widely spread in France and was also found in Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and Belgium. Until now it has not spread to South European countries. Bl: 33EU is similar to Bl: 29EU, but breaking a few additional resistances.

Bayer offers a wide range of lettuce varieties, with broad resistance patterns. Most of the Nunhems lettuce varieties are also resistant to this new race Bl:33EU. 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 Specialist.

Brian Penaloza, Mobile: +44 (0) 7805 607 557

For more detailed information about BI:33EU please download the official press release of IBEB.
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