POPLAR BREEDING RESEARCH IN GERAARDSBERGEN POPLAR RESEARCH CENTER OF BELGIUM
Huang Jindong (Liaoning Academy of Forestry Science Shenyang 110032)
The Poplar breeding research program in Geraardsbergen Poplar Research Center began in 1948. For 50 years, the center has been preoccupied with the establishment of a basic collection of genetic material comprising as many poplar species,provenances and clones as possible, including representatives found at the limits of natural distributions and those found in geographically isolated areas. Establishment of good gene pool had been completed. By adopting individual-family breeding procedure, screening test of seedlings from controlled crosses were conducted in rust-resistant and canker-resistant, superior clones,characterized by higher disease resistance and fast growth have been obtained. The paper introduced the achievement made by the center in selection rust-resistant, canker-resistant and backcrosses.
【CateGory Index】： S792.110.4