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Potato Virus Y: Protecting the reputation of British seed potatoes

In the summer of 2019 there was an increased number of reports of issues related to Potato Virus Y (PVY) in Britain.

In a recently produced podcast, AHDB is looking at the potato industry response and the two main test methods for seed potato viruses.

In this podcast AHDB speaks with the following industry leaders in Britain:

  • Alex Godfrey, chair of NFU’s potato forum and potato grower in North Lincolnshire
  • Rob Clayton, AHDB Strategy Director for Potatoes
  • Sue Cowgill, Senior Pest Scientist at AHDB  
  • Adrian Fox, Senior Plant Virologist at Fera. 

The podcast below can also be accessed here

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