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Potato virus Y: epidemiology, control and virus-host interactions


PVY Control

Contract period:

1 January 2010 to 31 December 2012

Project webpage:

Main funder:

Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry

Contact staff at ORC:

Thomas Döring

Project aims

The project aims to determine the incidence and phenology of aphid species with documented ability to transmit PVY in the High grade seed potato zone of Northern Finland and to determine their relative importance as vectors of PVY.

ORC's role

Thomas Döring is co-supervising PhD student Sascha Kirchner.

Project leader and partners

Research partners
University of Helsinki Plant Virology Laboratory


Döring TF. 2011. Potential and limitations of plant virus epidemiology: lessons from the Potato virus Y pathosystem. Potato Research (accepted).

Kirchner SM, Döring TF, Hiltunen LH, Virtanen E, Valkonen JPT. 2011. Information theory-based model selection for determining the main vector and period of transmission of Potato virus Y Annals of Applied Biology 159:414-427.

Kirchner S, Hiltunen L, Döring T, Ketola J, Kankaala J, Virtanen E, Valkonen J (2011). Perunan Y-viruksen levintä ja torjunta HG-siementuotantoalueella. Maataloustieteen Päivät. (In Finnish).

Kirchner S M, Hiltunen L H, Ketola J, Kankaala A, Virtanen E, Döring T, Valkonen J. 2011. Efficacy of straw mulch, insecticides, mineral oil, and birch extract in controlling Potato virus Y in Finnish seed potato production. In: Santala J & Valkonen J P T (eds): Abstracts of the 18th Triennial Conference of the European Association for Potato Research. 24th-29th July 2011, Oulu, Finland, p. 156.

All sources of funding

Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry