Traits and Genetics
New generation of potato varieties promising for food security
April 28, 2022 By Potatoes in Canada
Potato breeder HZPC has published a new sustainability report analyzing the new generation of potato varieties and how they stand up to extreme climate conditions such as drought.
HZPC’s breeding techniques include market technology and hybridization. The first tests of hybrid varieties on a trial field in Kenya last year were described as “promising.”
The first trials of hybrid varieties from seed, which have been tested in the sub-Sahara region, are also showing good performance. According to HZPC, continued positive development could have positive implications for food security worldwide.
To view the full sustainability report, click here.
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