GBP 2.2 Million new funding to safeguard Scotland's potato industry from Potato Cyst Nematodes (PCN)
August 23, 2021
After the Plant Health Centre led a working Group to identify a clear strategy for dealing with the Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) crisis, a report was delivered to the Scottish Government.
Blight studies reveal evolution of potato disease in Europe and Asia
May 03, 2021
Plant scientists at the James Hutton Institute are studying the evolution of late blight in potato by working with industry and research partners to track the distribution and diversity of dominant clones in Europe in 2020
UK Potato Storage: regular checks vital this season for reducing risks
November 22, 2020
The continued wet weather in late October/early November in the United Kingdom has extended the harvesting season beyond eight weeks for some, which is clearly not good news where stores have been part-filled and cooling systems unable to function correctly.
Cuatro genes de 'resistencia' de tizón tardío en variedades comerciales actuales de papa ya derrotadas por Phytophthora Infestans
July 31, 2019
Investigaciones recientes en el Instituto James Hutton sugieren que las diferencias genéticas en los linajes de la papa han dejado a las papas británicas y estadounidenses vulnerables al tizón tardío, la enfermedad que causó la hambruna irlandes.
Four late blight 'resistancy' genes in current commercial potato varieties already defeated by Phytophthora Infestans
July 31, 2019
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.