Resistant potato varieties at Biofach Nuremberg
Six new phytophthora resistant organic cultivars available. Nuremberg, 11-14 Feb. 2015
In the week of 11-14 February, 2015, the Louis Bolk Institute will present 6 new potato varieties at the international organic fair Biofach (stand FiBL, Hall 1, 1-647). Senior researcher Edith Lammerts van Bueren will lead workshops for famers, wholesalers and shopkeepers and will present some inspiring case studies of successful market introductions in the Netherlands.
The workshops will take place Thursday 12 February and the schedule can be dowloaded.
Get a taste of new talented Robust potato cultivars (Qualitative description of the six cultivars)
The presentations, workshops and brochures are all part of the Co-Free project. Co-Free is a collaborative EU project in which research institutes and commercial companies are working together to develop innovative cultivation methods and alternative compounds for the replacement of copper in organic and low-input fruit, grapevine, potato and tomato production systems. The Louis Bolk Institute is one of the partners in this project and involved in developing strategies for market acceptance of new resistant potato cultivars.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement nr. 289497.
Selection of highly potential potato varieties
Alouette, one of the six new organic cultivars