Late blight remains the main threat to European potato crops, almost two centuries after its first introduction in Europe. In IPMBlight 2.0, Didier Andrivon leads an European consortium to understand why, despite active research and many breakthroughs, it is still difficult to control late blight with efficient and environmentally-friendly management practices. They think one key to the mystery lies in the genetic and phenotypic structure of the late blight population, and intend to observe them at an European scale and to integrate this population information into upgraded Decision Support Systems (DSS).
Sustainable management of crop health
Plant health management that reconciles yield and sustainability for a growing planet