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DEFRA UPDATE: Preventing the introduction and spread of ulluco viruses

15 December 2017

DEFRA has released the following advice regarding Ulluco:

This is a guide for those who are currently growing, or were proposing to grow, ulluco.

The key points are:

  • Non-native viruses have been identified in ulluco being grown in England
  • These viruses have the potential to spread to potato and other crops, and cause damage in these crops
  • We are strongly advising against the further import and growing of ulluco in the UK, pending further assessment of the risks from this crop
  • If ulluco is currently being grown, good biosecurity practice is recommended to prevent the spread of potentially damaging viruses​

Source: DEFRA

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