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  • 807/200 Healthier Seed for Improved Ware Quality (LINK)

    Aim: To enhance the health of UK seed potatoes by developing PCR diagnostic tools to monitor the incidence of fungal storage rot pathogens on potato stocks. This involved the development of...

  • R427 Packhouse Diagnostics of Vegetables (LINK)

    Aim: To assess the potential to use diagnostics to improve quality control and provide better decision support during washing and packing operations. Industry Challenge In reaching current...

  • R440 Free Living Nematode Populations and Tobacco Rattle Virus

    Aim: Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and AHDB Potatoes  sponsored project to improve the management of free living nematodes Industry Challenge FLN are emerging as a major problem for UK potato...

  • R437 Dickeya spp. Affecting GB Potato

    Aim: To improve the understanding of the epidemiology of ‘Dickeya solani’ and to identify the risk of pathogen establishment and spread. Industry Challenge Preliminary research indicates that 'D....

  • R294 Skin Spot Diagnostics

    Aim: To determine if DNA-based diagnostics can be developed for Polyscytalum pustulans and can be used to identify stocks with a high risk of developing skin spot. Although the skin spot pathogen may...

  • R255 Tobacco Rattle Virus (TRV) Mapping

    Aim: To examine the potential to develop a rapid assay for the presence of TRV using a sensitive PCR-based method applied to the roots of weeds or crop plants. Existing methods of predicting the...