Researchers find new way to protect plants from fungal infection
September 25, 2020
Widespread fungal disease in plants can be controlled with a commercially available chemical that has been primarily used in medicine until now. This discovery was made by scientists from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) and the University of the State of Paraná in Brazil.
Restrain sprout suppressor approved in Germany
July 09, 2020
The German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) has approved the ethylene-based sprout suppressor Restrain as a safe crop protection product with immediate effect. The approval applies to the treatment of potatoes (for both domestic consumption and starch production), onions, garlic, shallots, propagating material, and tomatoes.
Investigación de vanguardia: las papas pueden crecer a altas temperaturas
May 15, 2019
Si hay algo que no le gusta a las plantas de papa, es el calor. Si la temperatura es muy alta, las plantas de papa producen un número significativamente menor de tubérculos o, a veces, ninguno. Los bioquímicos de la FAU ahora han descubierto la razón.
Digital Transformation of the value chain a central theme at Fruit Logistica 2019
February 05, 2019
From February 6 to 8, the FRUIT LOGISTICA will take over Messe Berlin. And though the focus of this trade show is primarily the Fresh Fruit industry, the potato sector and its suppliers are well represented too.
Zasso High Voltage Electrical Haulm Killing to be demonstrated at Potato Europe 2018
March 18, 2018
As a result of the uncertainty regarding the reapproval of the active ingredient Diquat the potato industry made an effort to identify alternative solutions for haulm desiccation. Haulm killing with high-voltage electrical current showed the greatest chances of success.
Agrico presents ‘the next generation of potatoes’ at Fruit Logistica in Berlin
February 11, 2018
Agrico presented its new generation potato varieties with high resistance to late blight (Phytophthora Infestans) at Fruit Logistica. On the first day of the fair, General Manager Jan van Hoogen explained the meaning of these new varieties.