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Potato Industry

Resistance to disease in commercial potato cultivars and its use in disease management

Thomas, J. E., P. T. Gans, and D. M. Kenyon. "Resistance to disease in commercial potato cultivars and its use in disease management." Aspects of Applied Biology 76, Production and Protection of Sugar Beet and Potatoes (2005): 121-126.

Seed Potato Register 2009

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Potato Cyst Nematode

Potato Cyst Nematodes: New Legislation, New Technology

New Legislation

Potato Genotyping

The European Union Common Catalogue (EUCC) for potato contains over 1,000 varieties. Each year member states add varieties to the list after they have undergone Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (DUS) testing according to international guidelines. Identification of cultivars by morphological characteristics is a highly skilled and time-consuming task.


Top wilt/ blackleg/ soft rot – Dickeya spp.

The genus Dickeya was previously known as Erwinia chrysanthemi. There are two significant potato pathogens within this genus currently affecting Europe; Dickeya dianthicola and ‘Dickeya solani’. D. dianthicola has never been found on Scottish potatoes. ‘D. solani’ emerged in Europe around 2005-2006. It is highly aggressive on potato, causing rapid wilting and blackleg-like symptoms across wide environmental conditions.

Variety Collections

SASA maintains large collections of varieties for a number of different crops

Vegetables, Swede and Turnip Rape 

Why do we need seed collections?

  1. As a reference collection for Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability Tests 
  2. To use specific varieties or lines as examples of character expression
  3. To check the identity of seed entered for Certification

There are 2 types of seed collection:

Seed Potato Register 2005

The Register of Pre-Basic and Basic Seed Potato Crops 2005

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