GM spuds could offer a solution for blight control

Abram, Mike
December 2006
Farmers Weekly;12/8/2006, Vol. 145 Issue 23, p68
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the blight control capability of genetically modified (GM) potatoes based on trials to be conducted by BASF in Great Britain. BASF project manager Andy Beadle states that initial trials performed in Sweden, Germany and Holland have indicated a high level of blight resistance. The genes used to increase the resistance to blight of GM potatoes came from its wild potato relative. The genes can provide resistance without the need for spraying fungicides.


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