Bangladesh imports two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial
January 10, 2021
Bangladesh is importing two blight resistant (GM) potato lines developed at Michigan State University for a field trial. Success will save 20% yield loss and Tk100C in fungicide cost.
Odisha government seeks renewal of agreement with International Potato Centre
October 27, 2020
Even as the State Potato Mission failed to take off due to the lack of direction and apathy of the government to the project, it has expressed it desire to revalidate the contract with the International Potato Centre (CIP) for intensification of potato production.
Researchers identify new resistance genes protecting potato against Phytophthora infestans
September 23, 2020
In a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences and the James Hutton institute, a study of a diploid wild potato with a high resistance to P. infestans led to the discovery of new resistance genes
World Potato Congress Inc. Recognizes Zaotong as 'Potato Plateau Seed Potato Capital of the World'
August 24, 2020
On August 18, 2020, a meeting was held in Zhaotong city, China. World Potato Congress (WPC) President Roman Cools, Dr. Peter VanderZaag, WPC Secretary and Brian Douglas, General Manager attended virtually.