Researchers using advanced imaging to detect blight in potatoes

Researchers in the WARF Accelerator program are using advanced imaging technology to detect late blight in potatoes, which famously led to the Irish potato famine in the mid-nineteenth century.

In a recent interview, program manager Greg Keenan highlighted some of the top innovations getting investment support from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Keenan has more than 20 years of industry experience with startups and other companies, and now works to identify opportunities for commercialization among UW-Madison research projects.

“We have over 100 technologies in the accelerator program alone where we’ve made investments to try to commercialize the technologies,” he said.

He noted that more than 1 billion people across the world eat potatoes, and late blight still has a global impact.

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