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Computer models give new insight into sustainable phytophthora control

November 2018

Wageningen University & Research recently started using computer models to make the Phytophthora infestans potato blight controllable in a sustainable way. Francine Pacilly recently obtained her doctorate with a thesis on this socially-relevant method of working. Her research provides important insights for potato growers, breeders, seed potato traders, retailers and government authorities. Resistant varieties can make an important contribution to the sustainable control of the disease. Cooperation with the entire potato sector is needed for this, says Pacilly.

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