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Potato Viruses (V)

David Greenberg and Raymond Loo were talking about selecting potatoes for disease resistance, when this very interesting note about potato viruses came up.  I thought it was important to share.  It reminded me of our discussion with Ted Hutten about … Continue reading

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Starting a Disease Resistance Selection Program (III)

Growing potatoes organically is a challenge because late blight will destroy the plant and negatively affect the quality of the potato.  Conventional growers use fungicides to control blight.  Our question: is it possible to select or breed potatoes that are … Continue reading

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