130: Potato Virus Y: Protecting the reputation of British seed potatoes


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In the summer of 2019 there was an increased number of reports of issues related to Potato Virus Y, in this episode we look at the industry response and the two main test methods for seed potato virus.
In this episode we will speak with:
  • 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.

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