Disease resistant potato seeds launched in Dedza
July 09, 2019
In an effort to combat diseases which have been hampering potato yields for the past two years in Dedza, International Potato Centre (CIP) recently handed over disease resistant Irish potato seeds to ten farmers in the district.
The 'Potato of the Future' Climate - Smarter and Healthier
July 08, 2019
The potato of the future will be more drought tolerant and disease resistant, more environmentally sustainable and climate smart, and meet the needs of producers and consumers.
Ongoing research in Idaho targets PVY in search of solutions
July 06, 2019
Ongoing studies at the University of Idaho’s Aberdeen Research & Extension Center seek to help seed potato growers avoid a chronically troublesome disease spread by aphids, called potato virus Y, writes John O’Connell in the Idaho State Journal.
CIP Trustee Elected Head Of Un Agriculture Agency
July 02, 2019
El candidato chino Qu Dongyu resultó hoy elegido nuevo Director General de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura (FAO).
Potato growers to learn about managing pests and diseases at Potato Industry R&D Forum
June 25, 2019
Australian potato growers keen to learn about the latest research for managing key pests and diseases on potato farms have an opportunity to listen to leading experts at a Potato Industry Research and Development (R&D) Forum in Melbourne this week.
Scientists discover key plant virus-insect virus interaction
June 19, 2019
Los áfidos y los virus de plantas que estos transmiten causan daños de miles de millones de dólares a cultivos en todo el mundo cada año.
España: La polilla guatemalteca hace estragos en el cultivo de papa en Tenerife, donde hay fincas con pérdidas de hasta el 50%
June 12, 2019
Los agricultores de papas de la isla de Tenerife están barajando la posibilidad de solicitar una ayuda extraordinaria para compensar las pérdidas económicas a las que tendrán que hacer frente por la alta incidencia de polilla guatemalteca.
Cornell University improves global access to potato breeding material
June 11, 2019
Plant breeders and geneticists of Cornell University have released more than 50 potato varieties since 1908. Now they are expanding their efforts to make more wild potato seeds available to potato breeders around the world.
Potato Farmers Bangladesh suffer as a result of the huge surplus this year
May 31, 2019
This year, the potato harvest in Bangladesh was about 150% of what the domestic need is. As a result prices have crashed and despite the high yields, farmers suffer as the can not sell their product.
Luc Deroulers, de Eurocelp, presenta una innovación en el sector de la patata
May 29, 2019
Tras numerosos años de investigación, los equipos de Eurocelp han desarrollado un algoritmo capaz de detectar, de forma continua, las enfermedades de la patata.
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