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New technology for producing grafted cherry trees and super-intensive orchard maintenance technology

Country of origin:
Country: 
ROMANIA
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TORO20200828001
Published
28/08/2020
Last update
30/11/2020
Expiration date
01/12/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Horticulture
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Other research and experimental development on natural sciences and engineering
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Summary

Summary: 
A Romanian R&D institution developed a technology that reduces the time for fruit production for cherry species. Fruit growers, especially cherry growers, are sought for technical cooperation and commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

The technology developed by the Romanian R&D institution refers to the production of propagating material in containerised system and to the establishment and maintenance of intensive plantations of grafted cherry on vegetative root-stocks.
The biological material was represented by Romanian cherry varieties ( Maria, Gelu, Daria, Severin) and foreign cherry varieties (Skeena, Cordia, Regina), grafted on to the vegetative root-stock Gisela 5, and IPC – 7, Romanian vegetative root-stock.
The cherry plantations are super-intensive (1250 trees/ha), with application of intensive production technologies.
The canopy forms was Spindle bush and Tessa.

The research institute is seeking growers in Europe and overseas to customise the system further under technical cooperation, as well as offering an early version of the solution to cherry growers under commercial agreements with technical assistance.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The growth of propagating material in containers, in protected spaces, reduces by one year the time for production of grafted cherry trees. The percentage of growth for grafted trees in containers, in protected spaces, is much higher than the grafted trees in open field. According to the biological parameters determined, at least 3 years after planting, there are no phenomena of incompatibility between varieties and root-stocks. The Gisela 5 root-stock determines precocious fruit for the cherry trees higher than the CPI -7 root-stock.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Available for demonstration

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
Type of partner sought: industry Specific activity of partner sought: horticulture, fruit growers Role of partner sought: to adopt the new technology under guidance from the Romaia company and provide input for further customisation.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

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super-intensive cherry orchard

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cherry tree

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open field cherry orchard