Late Blight Resistance

Potatoes with Late Blight Protection receive EPA and FDA clearance

J.R. Simplot Company have announced that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have completed their independent reviews and granted registrations and clearances for three varieties of Simplot’s second generation of INNATE® potatoes.

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The late blight resistant genes were isolated at The Sainsbury Laboratory by Jonathan Jones and co-workers in collaboration with Wageningen University.  The technology, consisting of multiple late blight resistance genes, offers the best opportunity to protect potatoes and tomatoes against late blight infections with the potential of substantially reducing the use of fungicide applications and increasing crop yields.

For more information, or to licence these late-blight resistance genes (PBL Tech 07.425 / 07.426), please contact Dr Lars von Borcke.