GMO, Research, Varieties

Ireland: Teagasc GMO potato trials focus on addressing long-term agriculture issues

The ongoing GMO study on potatoes at Teagasc Oak Park is focussed on addressing many of the persistent questions that exist in regard to dealing with the evolving tillage challenge associated with late blight attack, according to research scientist Dr Ewen Mullins. “As expected the GM cultivar continues to demonstrate resistance against late blight attack but the important question is how durable is this resistance and what is the impact of managing this resistance on levels of soil biodiversity.

Source: www.agriland.ie

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