Archive for November 2, 2017

Combatting Potato Virus Y

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A typical arrangement of PVY-infected inoculum plants (pink flags) and virus-free test plants (orange flags). Photo: Tyler MacKenzie, ACS

A five-year research study into PVY is helping potato growers develop new tactics for fighting dangerous new strains of the disease. By Mark Halsall One of the oldest known plant viruses in the world, Potato Virus Y (PVY), has been managed by commercial potato producers with varying levels of success for many decades. Canada, like…

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