Conferences

images magazine news 2014 pw1 2014 Anton Haverkort sTo find out what is new in potato research attending the 19th triennial conference of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) in Brussels and the 98th annual meeting of Potato Association of America (PAA) in Spokane both in July this year is most helpful.

Anton HaverkortTo find out what is new in potato research attending the 19th triennial conference of the European Association of Potato Research (EAPR) in Brussels and the 98th annual meeting of Potato Association of America (PAA) in Spokane both in July this year is most helpful. I was present at both and noticed that the selection of key note addresses, subjects of sessions and workshops shows trends. Subjects as soil fertility and seed physiology have moved to the background More important have become new insights and possibilities of advanced genetic techniques and global issues such as climate change, sustainability, food security, human health and new pests and diseases such as zebra chips. Without being exhaustive I now show some highlights . 

 

Anton Haverkort
antonhaverkort@wur.nl