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Phytophthora

Phytophthora infestans, causing late blight in potatoes, has a virus accomplice
A research team has identified a virus infecting Phytophthora infestans, the pathogen causing late blight in potatoes and tomatoes, that appears to increase the pathogen's ability to cause the disease.
Germicopa: 'Give us yellow-flesh French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Harry van de Vijver, Germicopa, Quimper (F): 'Give us yellow-fleshed French-fry varieties with broad nematode resistance.'
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Caithness Potatoes Nederland: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Jan-Eric Geersing, Caithness Potatoes Nederland, Emmeloord: 'New French-fry varieties must excel in at least one characteristic, but in fact have two good ones.
Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes
Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.
Late blight detected in central Wisconsin, southern Washington
Late blight has been confirmed in a potato field in central Wisconsin.
Four 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
Recent research at the James Hutton Institute suggests that limited genetic differences in potato lineages has left British and American spuds vulnerable to late blight, the disease that caused the Irish potato famine.
Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.