Societal Costs of Late Blight in Potato and Prospects of Durable Resistance Through Cisgenic Modification

@article{Haverkort2008SocietalCO,
  title={Societal Costs of Late Blight in Potato and Prospects of Durable Resistance Through Cisgenic Modification},
  author={Anton J. Haverkort and P. G. M. Boonekamp and Ronald C. B. Hutten and Evert Jacobsen and Lambertus A. P. Lotz and Geert J. T. Kessel and R. Visser and Edwin van der Vossen},
  journal={Potato Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={51},
  pages={47-57}
}
In the European Union almost 6 Mha of potatoes are grown representing a value of close to €6,000,000,000. Late blight caused by Phytophthora infestans causes annual losses (costs of control and damage) estimated at more than €1,000,000,000. Chemical control is under pressure as late blight becomes increasingly aggressive and there is societal resistance against the use of environmentally unfriendly chemicals. Breeding programmes have not been able to markedly increase the level of resistance of… 
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