GM Potatoes Offer 80% Reduction in Chemical Control

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Potatoes genetically engineered to be resistant to Phytophthora infestans or late blight. The disease that caused the Irish potato famine still threatens potato production globally. Wageningen UR scientists in the Netherlands engineered the potato and reports that it requires 80% less fungicide applications.

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Photo of Dr. Keith EdmistenDr. Keith EdmistenProfessor of Crop Science & Extension Cotton Specialist (919) 515-4069 keith_edmisten@ncsu.eduCrop and Soil Sciences - NC State University
Posted on Apr 4, 2016
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