Maintaining Scottish Seed Potato Production Free From Ralstonia solanacearum
Scotland grows 26,000 ha of potatoes annually, of which about 14,000 ha are entered for seed classification. Only high grade, basic category seed is produced in Scotland. This production has developed because of the cool summers which discourage aphid multiplication and flight, resulting in low incidence of virus infection. About 277,000 tonnes of seed potatoes are sold outside Scotland of which 225,000 tonnes are sold to UK markets.
KeywordsSeed Potato Seed Potato Production Ware Potato Bacterial Wilt Disease European Community Country
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