Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) causes substantial losses in brassica crops reaching as high as £180M every year in the UK. Turnip Yellows Virus (TuYV), formerly known as Beet western yellows virus, is spread by the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae). The goal of this project is to quantify the effectiveness of control approaches against TuYV infection to develop an integrated control strategy for growers. We will also characterise sources of TuYV resistance in brassica's and develop genetic markers for the best sources, reducing long-term dependence on chemical control.
This project is part of BBSRC Horticulture And Potato Initiative (HAPI). Funding comes from BBSRC and industry partners including AHDB Horticulture, Syngenta UK Ltd., Dow Agro Sciences Ltd., A L Tozer Ltd., Sakata UK Ltd., Enza Zaden UK Ltd. B.V. and Rijk Zwaan UK Ltd.