Visit of Japanese colleagues from the NARO Agricultural Research Center
On October 20, 2015 Japanese colleagues from the NARO Agricultural Research Center will lead the meeting entitled VIROIDS AND VIRUSES AFFECTING POTATO AND OTHER SOLANACEAE CROPS. The planned presentations are:
Viroid resistance and production of viroid-free plants (Dr. Yosuke Matsushita, viroid researcher).
Breeding of pest and disease resistant cultivars of potato in Japan (Dr. Kenji Asano, potato disease and breeding researcher).
Studying genetic diversity of the VIR potato collection on its resistance to pathogens (Dr. Stepan Kiru, Head/Tuber Crop Genetic Resources Dept., VIR).
This workshop will also be attended by Dr. Shinya Tsuda, virus researcher, Team leader, and Mr. Hirinobu Yanagisawa, virus and viroid researcher.
All interested parties are heartily invited.