Researchers reflect on 30 years of potato breeding in South Africa

22 March 2019 – Potato production has a rich history in the Republic of South Africa (RSA). The first breeding programme in that country was initiated by the late Dr JE van der Plank back in 1950. Over the years, the focus of the breeding programme shifted from seed security and virus resistance in the 1950’s, to good yield and skin finish characteristics as the primary focus. Read more…

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