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Late blight

March 17, 2023 | News

Specialists present opportunities of late blight resistant biotech potatoes

On Tuesday March 21, 2023, Dr. Marc Ghislain and Dr. Eric Magembe of the International Potato Center (CIP) will be presenting the World Potato Congress (WPC) webinar on the deployment of late blight resistant biotech potatoes in Africa.

December 21, 2022 | Articles

Maintain Phytophthora resistance for future generations

Phytophthora is a difficult problem to deal with. Especially for organic farming where no synthetic crop protection products may be used, which is why Bionext has labeled a first generation of resistant varieties as ‘Robust’. This sounds promising, but there is still a great danger in this approach. The first generation of resistant varieties is…

November 05, 2021 | News

CIP to release almost completely late blight resistant potato variety

As CIP prepares to release a potato variety with almost complete resistance to late blight, Peruvian farmers will soon have a new option for dealing with this devastating disease.

September 23, 2021 | Articles

Wageningen University scientists solve mystery: ‘This is how Phytophthora infestans invades plants’

In a unique collaboration, plant pathologists, cell biologists and physicists from Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have found the answer to the question of how the notorious Phytophthora infestans pathogen finds its way through the outer protective layer on the leaves of agricultural crops.

July 23, 2021 | News

Mystery solved: ‘This is how potato blight pathogen penetrates plant’

Research results by Wageningen scientists open up new avenues for protecting crops more effectively, efficiently and sustainably against Phytophthora infestans.

June 22, 2020 | Blogs

Late blight (Phytophthora infestans)

In regions where potatoes are grown year-round, such as in tropical highlands, there are always spores of the disease present to infect newly emerging crops. In temperate climates in spring, the sources of inoculum are seed tubers, dumps and cull piles, volunteer plants and asexual zoosporangia or sporangia (single sporangium) blown from elsewhere by the…

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