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Research: Wild potato genes require less chemicals

When genetically modifying potatoes with genes from wild potato varieties to develop Phytophthora-resistant plants, researchers from Holland’s Wageningen University also developed plants requiring 80 percent less chemical control than conventional potatoes. Farmers who can afford to do so spray their potato crops against the Phytophthora infestans pathogen with chemicals up to 15 times a year. Farmers without the means for[Read More...]

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