ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group

Chair: Rob van Treuren email    Vice Chair: Ulrike Lohwasser email   

Recent events

The second meeting of the ECPGR Leafy Vegetables Working Group took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 8-9 October 2013 [more info]

Previous years

Working Group operative documents

Other working documents and publications

Documents developed by the Working Group and publications of interest.

Background information

In May 2000, in Vila Real, Portugal, the ECPGR Vegetables Network Coordinating Group recommended also extending collaborative activities to Solanaceae, Cucurbits and Leafy Vegetables and included these crops within the Network's mandate.

The ad hoc Group on Leafy Vegetables met for the first time during the ECPGR Vegetables Network meeting in Skierniewice, Poland, May 2003 (see: meeting report [here]. Experts of these crops were able to discuss opportunities of cooperation within ECPGR. It was concluded that the Leafy Vegetables Group would focus on the most important crops, i.e. lettuce, spinach and Cichorium and their wild relatives.

A proposal to establish a formal ECPGR Working Group on Leafy Vegetables was prepared and endorsed by the ECPGR Steering Committee in October 2003. The first meeting of the formal Working Group was held in Olomouc, Check Republic, 13-14 October 2005.

Lettuce young plants (Photo: © R. van Treuren)

Wild chicory in flowering stage (Photo: © V. Miccolis)

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