Appropriate silvicultural practices combined with the use of resistant Central European provenances can reduce the prevalence of larch canker caused by Lachnellula willkommii (R. Hartig) Dennis, a major disease affecting larch plantations in France. However, cascading translocations have resulted in frequent admixture in European larch (Larix decidua Mill.) and subsequent certification errors regarding the origin of plant material. Our study highlights the urgent need to improve the certification process of seed orchards.
Larix decidua; Lachnellula willkommii; Assisted migration; Admixture; Disease prevalence
Robin, C., Wagner, S., Baubet, O. et al. Effects of the cascading translocations of larch (Larix decidua Mill.) on canker disease due to Lachnellula willkommii (R. Hartig) Dennis. Annals of Forest Science 80, 29 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-023-01200-z
Data and/or code availability
The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the repository Dataverse INRAE (https://doi.org/10.57745/2VRAD6).
This article is part of the topical collection “Assisted Migration and Forest Seed Transfer“.