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.
Is it possible to breed for durable resistance to crop pests?
Yes, and thus it is not necessary to resort to synthetic chemicals or genetically engineered crops to ensure good yields and quality.
David G. Fisher
Year of Grant Completion
Fisher, David G., "Developing potatoes with horizontal resistance to the Colorado potato beetle" (2008). Leopold Center Completed Grant Reports. 297.