Host plant resistance against aphids in Capsicum

Projecttitel: Host plant resistance against aphids in Capsicum
Projectnummer: LWV19078
Missie: Sleuteltechnologieën
MMIP: ST2 - Biotechnologie en veredeling
Looptijd: 2020 – 2023
Projectleider: Ben Vosman

Aphids are a major problem in pepper cultivation. 
Not only do they cause direct damage by feeding, which results in wilting, defoliation and fruit loss, they also cause damage indirectly by the viruses they transmit. 

This project aims to make our pepper growers less dependent on chemical insecticides by creating the scientific basis for the development of aphid resistant varieties. 
The project is expected to result in novel resistances against the green peach aphid and the foxglove aphid.