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Potato late blight network for europe

Objective

Late blight (P.infestans), the most serious potato disease, costs more than l0, 000 million Euro/year in crop losses and control costs worldwide. Over 30-fungicide applications/year are made in some countries whilst host resistance is deployed in others. New evidence of the presence of both Al and A2 mating types of Pin in Europe poses the risk of increased diversity, earlier disease epidemics and the rapid breakdown of host resistance. To address these issues, this project incorporates the majority of late-blight research programmes from across Europe. Existing expertise will be exchanged, with the aim of standardising methods and creating universal databases of new and existing information on
a) characterisation of P.infestans populations
b) the characterisation of foliage and tuber resistance of potato germplasm. This knowledge will be consolidated to plan future strategies for the sustainable control of disease.

Funding Scheme

CON - Coordination of research actions

Coordinator

SCOTTISH CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Address
Invergowrie
DD2 5DA Dundee
United Kingdom

Participants (22)

ARC SEIBERSDORF RESEARCH GMBH
Austria
Address
Kramergasse 1
1010 Wien
ASSOCIATION DES CREATEURS DE VARIETES NOUVELLES DE POMME DE TERRE
France
Address
Roudouhir
29460 Hanvec
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address

8830 Tjele
DANISH POTATO BREEDING FOUNDATION
Denmark
Address
Grindstedvej, 55
7184 Vandel
ECOLE NATIONALE SUPÉRIEURE AGRONOMIQUE DE RENNES
France
Address
Domaine De La Motte
35653 Le Rheu
FEDERAL BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH CENTRE FOR AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY (BBA)
Germany
Address
Messeweg 11/12
38104 Braunschweig
FEDERAL CENTRE FOR BREEDING RESEARCH ON CULTIVATED PLANTS
Germany
Address
Neuer Weg 22/23
06484 Quedlinburg
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
France
Address
147 Rue De L'université
75341 Paris
MTT AGRIFOOD RESEARCH FINLAND
Finland
Address
O-house
31600 Jokioinen
PLANT BREEDING AND ACCLIMATIZATION INSTITUTE
Poland
Address
Radzikow
05 870 Blondie
PLANT PROTECTION INSTITUTE - HUNGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Hungary
Address
15,Herman Otto Ut 15
1525 Budapest
POTATO RESEARCH AND BREEDING INSTITUTE
Slovenia
Address
Popradska, 518
059 52 Velka Lomnica
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
Address

BT7 1NN Belfast
SARVARI RESEARCH TRUST
United Kingdom
Address
Abergwyngregyn
LL33 0LB Llanfairfechan
SERVICE REGIONAL DE LA PROTECTION DES VEGETAUX NORD PAS DE CALAIS
France
Address
Rue Bernard Palissy, 81
62750 Loos-en-gohelle
SYNGENTA CROP PROTECTION AG
Switzerland
Address

4002 Basel
TEAGASC - AGRICULTURE AND FOOD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Ireland
Address
19,Sandymount Avenue 19, Ballsbridge
4 Dublin
THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Fellesbygget
1432 Aas
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
10,Arrheniusplan 2C
750 07 Uppsala
UNIVERSITY OF VESZPREM
Hungary
Address
Egyetem U. 10
H-2801 Veszprem
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Costerweg 50
Wageningen