Evaluation of spring shoot phenology (timing of budburst) variation as a function of seed geographic origin.
– Understanding the adaptation potential of cork oak populations to biotic stress, assessing if earlier/later budburst timings have consequences on the amount of leaf pest damages.
– Identify the most frequent pests occurring on the damaged leaves. Relate budburst and plant–pest interactions with climatic conditions.
The objective is to present the different initiatives that exist at the national level in Spain to characterize resin production and the potential of this