My potato was tormented by late blight. I don’t want to process it - there is no desire to water my garden with poisons. Maybe there are resistant varieties?
Kristina A., Kostroma
Answers Head of the Department of Potato Genetic Resources, All-Russian Institute of Plant Genetic Resources N.I. Vavilova, Doctor of Biol. Sciences Stepan Kiru:
- The answer is mixed. The fact is that the causative agent of late blight has many races. Varieties that can be resistant at the same time to several races, and even more so to all, do not exist. Nevertheless, there are varieties that have increased resistance to this disease. However, in different years, some of them have resistance "subsides" due to a change in the race of the pathogen. Varieties can be noted whose resistance is relatively stable. Among them are Russian - Aurora, Aspia, Inspiration, Blue, Irbitsky, Lukyanovsky, Naiad, Nevsky, Nikulinsky, Radonezhsky, Rozhdestvensky, Russian, Ryabinushka, Sarovsky, Madam, Luck, Enchanter, Yuna. In this category there are Belarusian varieties - Atlant, Mountaineer, Belorussian early, Vihola, Zarnitsa, Zdabytak, Zhuravinka, Lapis lazuli, Naroch, Orbita, Suzorye, Temp - and Ukrainian: Zarevo, Lugovskoy, Lybid, Svitanok Kiev.
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