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Potato farmers in Rwanda who are counting losses due to late blight disease welcome the plan to use agricultural biotechnology in developing a resistant crop variety. (Courtesy: Sam Ngendahimana).

Potato farmers in Rwanda upbeat about new variety

Julio 26, 2022
Potato farmers have welcomed the government’s on-going trials on the use of agricultural biotechnology in producing a new Irish potato variety resistant to the devastating late blight disease.
México: Impulsan SIA e Inifap la producción de papa en Tlaxcala con semillas mejoradas.

México: Impulsan SIA e Inifap la producción de papa en Tlaxcala con semillas mejoradas

Junio 22, 2022
Como parte de las acciones para mejorar las condiciones de producción y productividad en el campo tlaxcalteca, la Secretaría de Impulso Agropecuario (SIA) y el Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (Inifap) dieron inicio con la siembra de papa mejorada genéticamente y de calidad industrial.
A depiction of the process for the elimination of amylose starch in a potato. Courtesy: Texas A&M AgriLife graphic

Texas A&M AgriLife researchers use CRISPR technology to modify starches in potatoes

Mayo 28, 2022
Humble potatoes are a rich source not only of dietary carbohydrates for humans, but also of starches for numerous industrial applications. Texas A&M AgriLife scientists are learning how to alter the ratio of potatoes’
INIA implementará uso de drones y cámaras termales para ayudar a generar nuevas variedades de papa de alto rendimiento y mejor adaptadas al cambio climático.

INIA implementará uso de drones y cámaras termales para ayudar a generar nuevas variedades de papa de alto rendimiento y mejor adaptadas al cambio climático

Enero 19, 2022
Los trabajos, que aportarán al Programa de Mejoramiento Genético de Papa del INIA, serán desarrollados por la investigadora de INIA Remehue, Ana María Méndez.
Plantas de papa que resisten la sequía.

Investigadores argentinos desarrollan plantas de papa que resisten la sequía

Diciembre 08, 2021
Investigadores argentinos desarrollaron a través de modificaciones genéticas plantas de papa tolerantes a condiciones de sequía y con hasta 17% más de rendimiento que las de la variedad que actualmente se siembra en Argentina.
United States Government invests USD 2.6 Million in Potato Variety Research

United States Government invests USD 2.6 Million in Potato Variety Research

Noviembre 10, 2021
The USDA's National Institute of Food & Agriculture (NIFA) recently awarded four Potato Research grants  totaling USD 2.6 million  as part of their Special Research Grants program.
Biochemistry offers path to help reduce huge losses in potato industry

Unraveling the wound-healing process in potatoes

Agosto 26, 2021
Losses in the United States' number one vegetable crop, potatoes, aren't only due to pests or drought, they’re due to damage in the handling and storage of potatoes as well. Understanding the wound-healing process in potatoes may help reduce these losses.
Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody. Outstanding Michigan State Graduate Student Receives Award for Potato Research

Potato LEAF Awards 2021-22 Scholarship to Thilani Jayakody for her Potato Research

Agosto 23, 2021
The Potato Leadership, Education and Advancement Foundation (Potato LEAF) is pleased to announce Thilani Jayakody, as the recipient of its 2021-22 Academic Scholarship.
A graphic demonstration of the team’s research (Courtesy: Cell)

Los científicos chinos 'reinventan' las patatas para resolver la crisis alimentaria mundial

Agosto 16, 2021
Los científicos chinos han 'mejorado' papas híbridas utilizando tecnologías de edición del genoma, simplificando el proceso de reproducción y permitiendo la multiplicación utilizando TPS (por sus siglas en inglés).
Many of us remember RNA from high school biology, where we were taught that the RNA molecule reads DNA, then makes proteins to carry out tasks (Shown above). But in 2011, He's lab opened an entire new field of research by discovering the keys to a differe

RNA breakthrough creates crops that can yield 50% more potatoes, rice

Julio 25, 2021
Manipulating RNA can dramatically increase the yield of potato plants, as well as increasing drought tolerance, announced a group of scientists from the University of Chicago, Peking University and Guizhou University.

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