Pests and diseases: Comprehensive online database now updated with latest information

A comprehensive online database, developed by a number of scientific and industry bodies in France was recently updated and published on the Ephytia web site for potatoes. Published in several European languages, this database on potato diseases, pests and disorders was developed by FN3PT (French National Federation of Seed Potato Growers), GNIS (French Association for Seeds and Seed Potatoes), ARVALIS-Institut du Végétal (French Technical Institute for Cereals, Forage and Potato Crops) and INRA (French  Institute for Agricultural Research), with the support of the Joint Technological Unit UMT INNOPLANT. One of the sections of the database includes a comprehensive list of potato diseases, pests and disorders – broken down in two broad categories, namely by Latin name and by common name of most diseases, pests and disorders of potatoes. The database further includes a section devoted to the identification of pests and diseases. The database is throughout accompanied by applicable photos, and an obviously unique source of valuable information for agronomists, researchers and farmers alike. More