Variety Days 2021: What do breeders focus on in present-day potato breeding?

March 2022
Author: PotatoWorld editorial

To be able to inform our visitors in advance about the number of participants at the recently held live (!) International Variety Days, Potato World magazine had produced an e-book in advance, which was available free of charge on the internet. Anyone who had downloaded the digital information booklet was asked by the editors about their interests in the search for new varieties. It may not surprise anyone, but the focus was mainly on themes such as durability, resistances and robustness. Now, are these also the spearheads of the breeders at the participating breeding stations? That was exactly the key question we asked them during our tour of the presentations.

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