2018 Was an exceptionally warm and dry growing season. The field test on Phytophthora resistance, for which we introduce and subsequently promote the disease on an isolated trial field, was unsuccessful this year. The infection didn’t take hold after deliberate inoculation, in spite of repeated overhead sprinkler irrigation. The harvest of seed potatoes went smoothly, so that the seed for next year’s trials was brought in clean and dry. The harvest of the evaluation trials is underway, and by the first look of it will provide ample opportunities for selection.