Prof Francine Govers of Wagenengin University told Global Potato News that she believes “Phytophthora infestans will no doubt remain a nuisance for potato growers worldwide in future, and I can’t see that it will ever be completely eradicated as an important pathogen. Resistance breeding is one important pillar of integrated control. I foresee that more and more resistant varieties will become available and this will be made possible by technological advances.