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Tomatoes will soon be resistant to whitefly-2012
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A PhD student, Syarifin Firdaus, have discovered two genes in tomato that gives resistance to whitefly. He discovered this after testing 53 wild members of the tomato family from different parts of the world. The effective one was a wild tomato from Galapagos Islands. By crossing these wild Galapagos tomatoes with local ones, the hybrid will have resistance against whiteflies.

The breeding companies: Enza, EastWest and Ewindo were partners in the research project. And as far as I know, EastWest seeds have presence in Nigeria.

Firdaus also looked for resistance to whitefly in chilli pepper plants. He tested 44 different peppers but it wasn't successful.

The finding was made in September 2012 but I can't find any recent advance yet. Does anyone has more info on this? Whiteflies can be very difficult to control. Worse still, they can transmit dreadful virus to plants.

SOURCE: https://resource.wur.nl/en/show/Tomatoes...itefly.htm
Food for the Nation.
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I just hope such tomato will be available in naija.
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