Our prospects presently depend on the result of ERA-CAPS, APFlo project submission.
In addition to this first submission, a mutual interest for better understanding fruit abscission has emerged from discussions during Pr J. Wunsche sojourn. 2 meetings with colleagues from IRD and UMR IRHS in Angers have been held. Since Pr J. Wunsche will be involved in the organisation of a symposium on fruit abscission in the next International congress in Horticulture (Brisbane, Août 2014), we are planning to present the studies performed in apple, in collaboration between INRA Angers and Montpellier. This will give us the opportunity to meet and discuss again with the German colleagues on the opportunity to submit a new project (this will of course depend on the final decision from ERA-CAPS).