Déverrouiller la lutte génétique contre l'altise d'hiver



Context and Issues
Context and Issues: Oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is the most important oil seed crop in France. However, it is highly demanding in pesticides, especially insecticides. Among numerous insect pests of this crop, the most problematic one is the cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB, Psylliodes chrysocephala). This species is a specialist of crucifers which adults feed from leaves of young plants while larvae develop inside the plant. No efficient solution to prevent CSFB damage is available in France now. The aim of this project is to allow for the development of resistant cultivars in the future.

This projects has three main objectives: (i) identifying a brassicaceous species that is more resistant than B. napus to CSFB, that shows intraspecific variability for its resistance and that can be crossed with B. napus; (ii) developing a series of biotests in the laboratory to dissect the B. napus - CSFB interaction; (iii) developing a lab rearing of the insect.

The main part of the project consists in feeding tests with plantlets in the laboratory and interspecific crossings in semi-field conditions.

Funding and Support: Promosol

Altise d'hiver - Photo Terres Inovia


Modification date: 06 February 2023 | Publication date: 19 September 2018 | By: IGEPP