Cultivation/Production, Pests and Diseases

Combating the aerial threat in seed potatoes – Potato Virus Y

Potato virus Y (PVY) is a serious threat to the seed potato industry—it is a widespread disease with many different host plants that is spread to potatoes by aphids. Since seed tubers must be virtually virus-free and pass multiple tests in order to meet the stringent standards needed by commercial growers to produce the high quality tubers demanded by consumers, keeping seed tubers free from viruses presents an enormous challenge to seed growers. More

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