Virtual stakeholder meeting 17 March 2022

Part I. Surveillance and platforms for potato pests and diseases

Chair: Kristiina Mäkinen, University of Helsinki, SF

09.05-09.30    Research on late blight in the Nordic countries; Jens Grønbech Hansen, Aarhus University, DK

09:30-09:50    Monitoring potato pests and disease vectors in Scotland; Fiona Highet, SASA-Scottish Government, UK

10:10-10:30    Utilizing plants defensive mechanism to detect viruses – from theory to practice; Johanna Santala, Finnish Food Authority, SF

10:30-10:50    Monitoring aphids and testing potato cyst nematodes (PCN); Jan Luimes NAK, NL

11:00-12:00    Networking possibilities. Break-out groups and discussions

Part II. Disease-free production of potatoes in accordance with IPM during climate change

Chair: Karen Kloth, Wageningen University & Research, NL

13:00-13:20  Production of seed potato cultivars in the Nordic countries – Shared strategies? Benedicte Albrectsen, Umeå University, SE

13:20-13:40  How starch industries select their cultivars in Denmark and future needs of healthy seed potatoes; Kristian Elkjær (KMC) and Lars Bødker (Seges), DK

13:40-14:00  Can gene editing provide solutions to pathogen sensitivity? Erik Andreasson, SLU, Alnarp, SE

Seed potato producers about challenges and opportunities (14:20-15:30)

14:30-14:50  Opportunities and challenges in Northern Sweden; Sjoerd van der Schaar, AgricoNordic SE

14:50-15:10  Planning 15 years ahead; Merethe Bagge, DanesPo, DK

15:40-15:45  Wrap-up Benedicte Albrectsen