Resistance makes the difference

31 May 2021 News

Resistance makes the difference

Lettuce varieties Enza Zaden resistant to new Bremia race Bl:37EU

The International Bremia Evaluation Board for the EU (IBEB-EU) recently announced a new race of Bremia, BI:37EU. Our tests confirm that a large part of the Enza Zaden lettuce portfolio is resistant to this new race. Many of our varieties  are resistant to the full range Bl:16-37EU.

We have created a leaflet with an overview of all our lettuce varieties that have this new Bremia resistance. The product section on our local website is updated with this new information. 

Read the full press release from Plantum


Bremia lactucae

Bremia lactucae which causes downy mildew in lettuce is genetically very variable. Breeders are working together to monitor the changes in the Bremia population in response to the introduction of increased resistances. Enza Zaden offers a wide range of solid varieties with excellent field performance, outstanding post harvest quality and high levels of disease resistance. In combination with your usual preventive treatments, these varieties ensure a high level of protection leading to a successful lettuce production.