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Title: Distribution and incidence of viruses in Irish seed potato crops
Authors: Hutton, Fiona
Spink, John H.
Griffin, Denis
Kildea, Stephen
Bonner, D.
Doherty, G.
Hunter, A.
Keywords: Potato seed
Potato virus
Seed certification scheme
Issue Date: 30-Dec-2015
Publisher: Teagasc (Agriculture and Food Development Authority), Ireland
Citation: Hutton, F., Spink, J., Griffin, D., et al. (2015). Distribution and incidence of viruses in Irish seed potato crops. Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research, 54(2), pp. 98-106. doi:10.1515/ijafr-2015-0011
Series/Report no.: Irish Journal of Agricultural and Food Research;vol 54
Abstract: Virus diseases are of key importance in potato production and in particular for the production of disease-free potato seed. However, there is little known about the frequency and distribution of potato virus diseases in Ireland. Despite a large number of samples being tested each year, the data has never been collated either within or across years. Information from all known potato virus testing carried out in the years 2006–2012 by the Department of Agriculture Food and Marine was collated to give an indication of the distribution and incidence of potato virus in Ireland. It was found that there was significant variation between regions, varieties, years and seed classes. A definition of daily weather data suitable for aphid flight was developed, which accounted for a significant proportion of the variation in virus incidence between years. This use of weather data to predict virus risk could be developed to form the basis of an integrated pest management approach for aphid control in Irish potato crops.
Description: peer-reviewed
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11019/1053
ISSN: 2009-9029
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