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R&D projects completed 2008

  • R291 PMTV Screening

    Aim: To determine if field trials, using PMTV-free tubers planted into naturally infested field soils, can be used to provide reliable information on variety susceptibility to PMTV. At present, only...

  • R293 Matching Blight Fungicides to Cultivar Resistance

    Aim: To demonstrate the effectiveness of fungicide control on cultivars with a wide range of foliar blight resistance ratings, and to meet the requirements of the EU Thematic Strategy on the...

  • 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...

  • R263 Management of Tuber Water Status to Reduce Bruising

    Aim: To establish the relationship between susceptibility to bruising and tuber water potential (turgor) for defined soil conditions. The research programme, which began in 2005, aimed to establish...