Small potato plant in field© Tim Scrivener
The biggest hurdle the British potato industry must clear to get on top of a dominant species of potato cyst nematode is market acceptance of resistant varieties, according to leading experts. Historically, Globodera rostochiensis was the number-one nematode enemy for spud growers, but varieties resistant to this species have been widely available for decades. This has selected for the more virulent Globodera pallida, which now dominates the PCN populations of England and Wales and more recently, Scotland. Breeders have had […]