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Potato Plant
Mayo 13, 2024

Calcium Can Protect Potato Plants from Bacterial Wilt

Scientists have discovered that calcium plays a significant role in enhancing the resistance of potato plants to bacterial wilt. This disease causes worldwide losses of potatoes costing USD 19 billion per year.
Matthew R. Ott, new President and CEO of FPSA
Abril 29, 2024

Matthew R. Ott named new President and CEO of FPSA

The Food Production Solutions Association announced that it has hired Matthew R. Ott as its new President and CEO.
USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors
Abril 29, 2024

USDA Appoints 32 Members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the appointment of 32 members to Potatoes USA’s Board of Directors.
Givaudan, MISTA, and Bühler celebrate opening of new extrusion hub at MISTA in San Francisco
Abril 10, 2024

Givaudan, MISTA, and Bühler celebrate opening of new extrusion hub at MISTA in San Francisco

Givaudan, the global leader in Taste & Wellbeing, MISTA, the world’s leading food innovation platform, and Bühler, a global technology partner for the food, feed, and mobility industries, announce the opening of a state-of-the-art extrusion hub at the MISTA Innovation Center in San Francisco. 
Soil Health Institute Launches Slakes: A Free Smartphone App to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability
Abril 04, 2024

Learn about your soil with the Free Smartphone App 'Slakes' to Measure Soil Aggregate Stability

On World Soil Day, December 5, the Soil Health Institute (SHI) released a free phone application, Slakes, to empower and engage citizens around the world to measure aggregate stability.
Revolutionizing Food Production
Marzo 28, 2024

Rebranding the FPSA: Food Production Solutions Association

FPSA - formerly known as Food Processing Suppliers Association - has rebranded as the Food Production Solutions Association, emphasizing innovation and collaboration to enhance food production efficiency and safety.
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Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President. (Courtesy: National Potato Council)
Marzo 05, 2024

Bob Mattive of Colorado Elected National Potato Council President

The National Potato Council (NPC) installed its 2024 roster of Executive Committee members this week at the organization’s annual Washington Summit.
MSU professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches. (Courtesy: MSU)
Febrero 27, 2024

Michigan State University researchers further unravel the mechanism of cold induced sweetening in potatoes

Michigan State University professors Jiming Jiang and David Douches has discovered a key mechanism behind the darkening and potential health concerns associated with cold-stored potatoes. 
Potato IPM logo
Febrero 25, 2024

Potatoes USA - Supported research into Neonic alternatives receives USDA funding

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Specialty Crop Research Initiative (SCRI) recently announced funding for a four-year, Potatoes USA-supported research project to develop and evaluate potential alternatives to neonicotinoids for pest management of potato crops.
Newly-elected PSA executive committee with CEO John Mesko during the winter board meeting at Potato Expo in Austin, TX. From L to R: Shane Sampels, Mike Wenkel, Tracy Shinners-Carnelley, John Mesko, Ritchey Toevs.
Febrero 04, 2024

Potato Sustainability Alliance Elects Executive Committee

The Potato Sustainability Alliance’s (PSA) Board of Directors selected new executive committee members at its winter board meeting held last month month during the 2024 Potato Expo in Austin, Texas.
New potato-threatening pathogens reported for first time in Pennsylvania, US
Enero 25, 2024

New potato-threatening pathogens reported for first time in Pennsylvania, United States

Researchers of the Pennsylvania State University identified potential threats to the local potato crop by collecting potato stems or tubers that exhibited symptoms of black leg or soft rot from 26 potato fields. They were able to isolate, culture and identify 456 samples of bacteria infecting potatoes.
The COTX08063-2Ru potato clone by the Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program is being touted as the best chance for Texas to enter into the french fry market. (Courtesy: Texas A&M AgriLife)
Enero 11, 2024

Texas A&M Potato Breeding Program highlights market, varietal expansions

Advances, including Texas french fry variety and nutrition qualities, to be discussed at National Potato Expo in Austin.
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