Vitality of seed potatoes is a hot topic in the potato sector of the Netherlands. Paul Struik has presented a series of lectures on this topic for national and international audiences consisting of farmers, representatives of the potato sector and policy makers.
The magazine Aardappelwereld (Potato World) has converted the latest lecture into an article. It was already the third time that they paid attention to Paul’s thoughts on this issue. Hopefully all this attention will contribute to the willingness to fund a new research programme in which we would like to develop a vitality test based on transcriptomics.