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European potato scientists meet in Scotland to discuss crop challenges

European potato scientists meet in Scotland to discuss crop challenges

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“Pests and pathogens remain a major constraint to food security in a world where potato is rising in importance as a major food crop.

More than 100 potato scientists from all across Europe and beyond descended on Dundee to discuss crop pests and diseases that cost millions in annual losses to farmers and industry.

The European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) Pathology and Pests 2016 section meeting featured speakers from five continents, who described some of the main threats to potato crops in different parts of the world, to add context to European research and how it aligns with that of other nations worldwide.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute