The possibilities and impossibilities of True Potato Seed (TPS)

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In 2011, a breakthrough was reported in developing hybrid potato varieties.

In this essay, Dr Jan van Loon, who obtained his doctorate two years ago on the ‘History of Potato Breeding in the Netherlands,

from Hobby to Industry 1888-2018’, gives his vision on hybrid breeding. A breeding method that is presented as new, but the practical possibilities of which have been explored more than once in history.



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