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Complex potato genome further unveiled
Scientists from Solynta and Wageningen University & Research (WUR) have published the most complete genome sequence for potatoes to date. A unique aspect is that both sequence and plant material are made available for research.
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Avebe celebrates 100-year anniversary with connecting jubilee festival
The Beleef Avebe Jubilee Festival was held on 13-15 September. A connecting festivity for members and employees. The production location in Ter Apelkanaal and the farm of an Avebe member in Eerste Exloërmond welcomed around three thousand visitors.
Brexit won't affect seed potato exports to China
Chinese delegation confirms UK seed potato exports to the world's most populous country won't be affected either Brexit outcome. British seed potatoes will continue to be accepted by Chinese customs whatever the outcome of Brexit, according to AHDB.
New Zealand consumers prefer locally grown potatoes
New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown says its biggest selling potatoes are white washed potatoes. Customers also prefer that their potatoes are locally grown
Friday, September 20, 2019
Kiremko delivers 5 ton potato pasteurization line to Agrofirma KRiMM in Russia
Together with its partners, Equipment Manufacturer Kiremko delivered and installed a complete potato processing line capable of producing a variety of pasteurized potato products.
Canadian Potato Crop Report September 11, 2019
The United Potato Growers of Canada (UPGC) has released its most recent Canadian Potato Crop Report.
Friday, September 20, 2019
NPC scholarship goes to Wisconsin student studying silver scurf disease
The National Potato Council (NPC) has named University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student Sofia Giron the winner of its annual $10,000 scholarship. Giron is a fourth-year grad student studying plant pathology.
Domestic Potato Market Report
In Ireland, dryer weather is welcomed this week by areas where harvesting conditions are problematic, particularly Donegal. This dry period will hopefully aid the digging of the main Rooster crop. National Potato Day takes place on October 4th this year.
Friday, September 20, 2019