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AMERICAS: CORNELL'S IRON LADY TOMATO RESISTS THREE FUNGAL DISEASES

Date : 20 March 2013

Cornell University scientists led by plant breeding and genetics professor Martha Mutschler-Chu, have created a tomato that resists three fungal diseases plaguing growers for years: late blight, early blight, and Septoria leaf spot. 'Iron Lady', a cross of a triple-resistant Cornell line and late blight/early blight line from North Carolina State University, is the first of such hybrids to become commercially available.

In addition to late blight resistance, tolerance to early blight, and resistance to Septoria leaf spot, Iron Lady can also resist verticillium and fusarium wilts.

Read the news release for more details, available at:  http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/March13/IronLady.html.html