Project ID

E2004-26

Abstract

Producers who grow potatoes can look to a new variety that features greater resistance to the Colorado potato beetle, the most financially damaging potato pest.

Key Question

Is it possible to breed for durable resistance to crop pests?

Findings

Yes, and thus it is not necessary to resort to synthetic chemicals or genetically engineered crops to ensure good yields and quality.

Principal Investigator(s)

David G. Fisher

Year of Grant Completion

2008

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