RE SEARCH Solynta: ‘At the earliest, we will present our first commercial, not yet resistant, variety in 2021’ The fact that the breeding company Solynta is working on a completely new breeding method, potato propagation with seed, is now well known in the Netherlands and far beyond. Recently, this exceptional breeder once again made the newspaper headlines, following a press meeting in Wageningen where it proudly presented the very first Phytopthora resistant F1 hybrid crossing. Promising, according to the reactions. But how long will it actually take before the first seed of a hybrid potato variety actually comes onto the market, when will we see things happening in the sector and what still needs to be done? Co-owner Pim Lindhout provides detailed answers to these questions. Potato World 2018 • number 1 5 Pagina 4

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