Blight-resistance study unveiled at conference

Breeding potatoes with two or more resistance genes from closely related species, combined with introduced resistance management, offers growers the greatest promise of withstanding late blight (Phytophthora infestans) at lower volumes of chemical control, according to an international conference held at Wageningen earlier this month to mark the conclusion of the Dutch Government-funded Durable Resistance against Phytophthora (DuRPh) project.

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