Micropropagation offers an opportunity to achieve plant stock that is free from disease and pests. The key to its success is to ensure that stringent quality standards are imposed at every step of the way, from beginning to end.
Micropropagation also enables faster multiplication of plant stock which can be particularly advantageous when introducing a new variety or responding to market trends.
It is important to appreciate that diseased plants will not improve with multiplication; they will remain diseased. GenTech therefore places great importance in starting with the best possible material, typically ‘pre-cleaned approved stock’ from such places as:
Science & Advisory Service for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)
East Malling Research Institute (NIAB EMR)
James Hutton Institute (JHI)