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Potato blight map reveals distribution of disease in Europe

Potato blight map reveals distribution of disease in Europe

Late blight genotype 2015 samples (courtesy Euroblight website)
“The industry has an effective range of fungicides with which to manage late blight but the pathogen population is able to evolve rapidly and it is important that management practices are also updated when required.

An international consortium including the James Hutton Institute which tracks the European spatial distribution of Phytophthora infestans, the plant pathogen responsible for potato late blight, has updated the distribution of the pathogen by adding new data that visualises the distribution and diversity of dominant clones and reveals novel genetically diverse isolates in some regions.

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This article was originally posted by The James Hutton Institute