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Fight Against Blight

  • Rise in samples of new blight genotype despite low blight pressure in 2018

    Data from AHDB’s Fight Against Blight service shows an increase in a new blight genotype found in outbreaks from last year, despite the hot and dry conditions experienced. The warmer weather saw...

  • R423 Blight Population Changes

    Fight Against Blight: monitoring Phytophthora infestans populations in GB Samples submitted by blight scouts are used to monitor P. infestans in GB on an annual basis. The work has been ongoing for...

  • 807/241 Late Blight Mating Types

    Aim: To examine whether the GB population of P. infestans had changed since the mid 1990s and if the A2 mating type had increased in frequency. European populations of the late-blight pathogen,...