Animated infographic about Wild Nuts & Berries.
This video was shot during the Science to Practice event 'Impact of Phytophtora on chestnut trees: from diagnostic to adaptation', a meeting organised by Haïmad Baudriller-Cacaud ofCNPF PACA, on 16-17 September 2020 in Vals-les-Bains in Ardèche (France).
The workshop included three types of activities: (i) oral presentations, (ii) group work and discussion and (iii) field trips. During the first and second days, oral presentations and group work and discussions were held. The third day was devoted to the field trip visiting Aliste, a region of Zamora province with increasing planting area of Castanea sativa. An additional field trip was organised the fourth day to stone pine forests in the Valladolid province on demand of participants. Check the whole report in the link below.
Presentations of the Science to Practice event 'Chestnut orchards: an opportunity for rural development' (Balboa, León, Spain. 22 May 2019).
This interregional workshop was principally focused on researching ways to combine quality products and economic development for the nuts and berries sector, especially chestnuts, pine nuts and strawberry trees berries. Part of the production come from informal European market, with no structure, subject to a strong competition from international market, especially China which is very aggressive. A concertation between all the stakeholders is essential to organize the sector efficiently.
Check here the report of this event.
This 'Science to Practice' event transmitted advances in genetic improvement of stone pine as producer of Mediterranean pine nuts, though the main issue was about the very grafting techniques used in this pine.
Presentations delivered a review of three decades of prospection, common garden evaluation, and selection of genotypes (elite clones) with superior pine cone production, aimed as scion donors for grafted plantations. Nursery techniques and costs were analysed. Invited speakers were specialists and technicians from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, the National Institute of Agricultural and Food Research and Technology, the regional Forest Administration of Castilla y León, TRAGSA SA and Forestal Catalana SA, involved in development and deployment of elite clones.