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New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight

Late blight continues to result in major losses and a considerable use of pesticides in potato farming. Research is under pressure to improve existing control strategies and develop new solutions. A combination of these approach- es could enable potato farming in Switzerland to generate greater yields and become more ecological.

Factsheet «New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight»

This fact sheet presents a selection of possible approaches that were discussed at the symposium "Kraut- und Knollenfäule im Kartoffelbau – Neue Lösungen für ein altes Problem" held on November 30, 2016, organized by the Forum for Genetic Research.

Source: Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences (2018) New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight. Swiss Academies Factsheet 13 (1)

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