Searching for 𝙇𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙞 seeds

The SEEDFORCE technical-scientific staff of the CFA recently carried out a monitoring in search of 𝙇𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙞 seeds in the Ansa and Valli del Mincio (ZSC IT20B0017) in collaboration with Andrea Truzzi, expert botanist of the area.

Unfortunately, of the 5 plants counted in a previous inspection, only one was found during monitoring, with underdeveloped fruits that did not allow the collection of seeds.

The in vitro propagation of this species comes to our aid, which the CFA is carrying out in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Production, Territory, Agroenergy (DiSAA) of the University of Milan and in parallel with the partners of the Department of Ecological and Biological Sciences and the Germplasm Bank of the University of Tuscia with seeds supplied last year by Muse.

Soon the first seedlings produced!

(pic by A. Truzzi & J. Bellingardi)