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UK: In Scotland, potato varieties with high resistance to the golden potato nematode have been created

Vegetables
Fresh Common Potato
United Kingdom
Published Feb 7, 2023

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Last week, the results of a trial of potato varieties resistant to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) were released in Scotland. This is reported by EastFrut-inform. ​The varieties were developed by scientists from the James Hutton Institute (JHI), SoilEssentials, Scottish Agronomy, SRUC and SASA working together on a project funded by the Scottish Government. The results of the trials showed that the new potato varieties are highly resistant to PCN and suitable for cultivation in the Scottish climate.

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Last week, the results of a trial of potato varieties resistant to the potato cyst nematode (PCN) were released in Scotland. This is reported by EastFrut-inform. ​The varieties were developed by scientists from the James Hutton Institute (JHI), SoilEssentials, Scottish Agronomy, SRUC and SASA working together on a project funded by the Scottish Government. The trial results have shown that the new potato varieties are highly resistant to PCN and suitable for growing in the Scottish climate. "Although we already know of potato varieties that do not allow PCN to multiply because they are resistant to the infection, they can cause significant yield losses. Despite the resistance, the root system can still be eaten by pests. Thus, farmers record a decrease in yield or use pesticides that may not be available in the future," said Dr. Philip Burgess, one of the institute's scientists. He emphasized that more resistant potato varieties are needed. During the trial, it was found that some ...
Source: Superagronom
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