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BP2015 - Research and Innovation for the future (Quick-fire Seminar)

4 December 2015

Anyone serious about growing and purchasing potatoes gathered at Harrogate International Centre, North Yorkshire 12 and 13 November for BP2015. Did you miss the popular rolling programme of short, sharp seminars and panel debates? Then catch-up now…       

Research and Innovation for the future – Quick-fire Seminar: Watch Professor Peter Urwin (Leeds University), Dr Mark Taylor (James Hutton Institute) and Dr David Cooke (James Hutton Institute) look into the scientific future of their respective fields (advanced breeding technologies, dormancy and blight) to provide an insight into the future of potato production. Watch it now.

A note from the presentation chair...

“The mapping of the potato genome and the subsequent use of novel breeding technologies to offer new control innovations for many of our key pests and diseases and industry issues might not be of immediate practical benefit to growers but these sessions highlight just how quickly the world-leading research funded by AHDB Potatoes and other UK bodies could move us forward as soon as such advances become more politically acceptable,” says Alistair Redpath presentation chair and Chief Executive of  Cygnet Potato Breeders Ltd.

“The opportunities to improve crop quality, enhance consumer safety and reduce conventional pesticide usage are clearly laid out; marker-assisted breeding, gene editing and transcriptomics techniques are all explained in simple detail.”


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