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Towards a stronger partnership between research and the French seed potato sector

 InnoPlant Joint Technological Unit (Unité Mixte Technologique) was established in 2012 by the FN3PT / RD3PT (French Federation of seed potato growers) and INRA (French Institute for Agriculture Research) as a tool to promote innovation and to increase the competitiveness of the French seed potato industry. The partnership is supported by the French Ministry of Agriculture. GNIS (French Interprofessional body for seeds) and ACVNPT (Association of potato breeders) are associated for some activities.

A national research cluster for seed potato

InnoPlant’s ambition is to become a reference structure for research and development on seed potatoes in France and abroad. InnoPlant is a scientific program that combines research, development, dissemination and transfer on four major themes that concern the seed potato industry: health of seed potatoes, breeding for sustainable genetic resistances against pests; integrated pest management and innovative strategies to increase the competitiveness of the sector.

InnoPlant joint technological unit brings together public and private researchers, engineers and technicians with complementary competences. The unit is hosted by IGEPP (Institute for Genetic, Environment and Plant Protection) which has two sites in Brittany, one at Rennes-Le Rheu (Plant Protection) and one at Ploudaniel (Genetics).

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The new Joint Technical Unit InnoPlant² recently agreed!

The Joint Technological Unit (UMT) InnoPlant² has recently been recertified by the Ministry of Agriculture for 5 years, on the basis of a new...
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PVY book cover Springer

Do you want to know everything, or almost everything, about Potato virus Y (PVY)?

A book has just been published by Springer containing the data acquired over several decades on the PVY and presenting also the latest advances...
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DiagPot, a new digital application to diagnose disease, pests and potato disorders

A new digital application DiagPOT dedicated to diagnose diseases, pests and disorders on potato crop and tubers was just launched
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new EAPR website

New website and logo for the European Association for Potato Research (EAPR) launched

Last week, during the 20th triennial EAPR congress in Versailles, the new website of the EAPR was launched
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