The working party is a consortium of Scottish researchers with an interest in virus, with representatives from Scottish Agronomy, SASA, SRUC, The James Hutton Institute, AHDB and McCain. On behalf of the group, Scottish Agronomy’s Eric Anderson says:
“The amount of virus in crops increased significantly during 2019 to its highest level for some decades. In 2020 the levels were similar again. However, the current indicators are for environmental factors (a colder winter) to assist in reducing levels in 2021.
“By following the six steps, growers and the industry have the opportunity to bear down on virus in 2021 to reduce virus levels not just for this year but into the following seasons.”