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Better potatoes from advanced biotech

Better potato varieties are needed by




The environment

Biodiversity and the environment

Growers have little choice - if they want a good crop they generally need use fungicides, herbicides, insecticides and sometimes PGRs.

For instance, growers are forced to spray up to 15 times a season to keep late blight in check. There are question marks against most fungicides on human and wildlife health.

On much traditional potato growing land, yield-damaging nematodes are now present – forcing farmers to use less suitable land instead – often with a 15-20% yield penalty.

If herbicides are not used, weed control becomes dependent on cultivations, with negative impacts of soil structure and sometimes an increase in soil erosion.

The Jonair operation spraying potatoes in Manitoba