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Biotechnology Potato Partnership: Late blight field trials underway in Michigan

The Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership says in its latest Quarterly Update that it is testing one of it’s two 3 R-gene late blight resistant potato varieties in field trials this summer.

Private sector project partner, Simplot Plant Sciences transformed the Diamant variety and Michigan State University (MSU) propagated mini-tuber certified seed via nutrient film technique (NFT) and grew plants for direct transplant to the field.

Results of the trials will provide project scientists with information which will assist in selecting the best lines for continued research in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

The Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership is a five-year, $5.8 million multi-institution cooperative agreement with USAID to introduce bio-engineered potato products in farmer-preferred varieties into Bangladesh and Indonesia. The biotech potato offers broad-spectrum resistance to late blight (Phytopthora infestans), the most devastating potato disease in the world.

More information on the Feed the Future Biotechnology Potato Partnership can be found here

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